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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Formerly available as Report number Ref-73-20.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

    Ottawa, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • McQuillan, A K
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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