USE OF ERTS DATA FOR MAPPING ARCTIC SEA ICE

The author has identified the following significant results. Data from ERTS passes crossing the Bering Sea in early March have been correlated with ice observations collected in the Bering Sea Experiment (BESEX). On two flights of the NASA CV-990 aircraft, the ice conditions in the vicinity of St. Lawrence Island reported by the onboard observer are in close agreement with the ice conditions mapped from the corresponding ERTS imagery. The ice features identified in ERTS imagery and substantiated by the aerial observer include the locations of boundaries between areas consisting of mostly grey ice and of mostly first and multi-year ice, the existence of shearing leads, and the occurrence of open water with the associated development of stratus cloud streaks. The BESEX correlative ice formation verifies the potential of practical applications of ERTS data.

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  • Authors:
    • Barnes, J C
    • Bowley, J C
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Prog Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: NAS5-21802
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM