BENEFITS OF REMOTE SENSING OF SEA ICE
Remote sensing of sea ice is important to exploration, transportation, environmental monitoring, and resource development in ice-infested waters. The vast expanse and dynamic nature of ice in the Canadian Arctic, the East Coast Offshore and the Gulf of St. Lawrence poses severe problems for all human activities in these waters. Remote sensing information systems can improve the productive output of exploration and transportation industries. Sensors on satellites provide the essential broad synoptic and sequential coverage while aircraft and shipborne helicopters can provide detailed information on ice conditions in selected areas. This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the benefits and costs of remote sensing of sea ice in the Arctic, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the East Coast Offshore.
- Formerly available as Report number Ref-73-20.
Canada Centre for Remote SensingOttawa, ONo, Canada
- McQuillan, A K
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Ice; Remote sensing; Sea ice; Weather forecasting
- Candidate Terms: Ice forecasting
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice reporting
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00097557
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RR-73-3 Res. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM