USE OF SATELLITE DATA TO EVALUATE SURFACE ICE CONDITIONS FOR OFF-SHORE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
The intent of this paper is to discuss the use of the satellite data collected during the past several years for evaluating sea ice conditions for off-shore and gas exploration. The characteristics of the sensor systems and the techniques for analysis of the data, both in imagery and digital formats, will be presented. The emphasis will be on the application of data from the Landsat, NOAA/VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer), and DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) systems. The NOAA/VHRR and the DMSP are both operational meteorological satellites, providing daily coverage of the Arctic. Landsat is an experimental satellite that provides much better image resolution but less frequent coverage.
- Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
POAC Conference 77,
- Barnes, J C
- Bowley, C J
- Smallwood, M D
- Willand, J H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Artificial satellites; Data collection; Ice; Imagery; Mapping; Offshore drilling platforms; Offshore oil industry; Operations; Remote sensing; Surveys
- Uncontrolled Terms: Satellite imagery
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Arctic operations; Ice mapping; Ice surveys; Satellite systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00167698
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM