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Describes the latest remote sensing technologies used to detect ice hazards in the marine environment; map surface currents, sea-state and surface winds; study ice dynamics, over ice transportation, oil spill countermeasures, climate changes and ice reconnaisance. Includes such technologies as acoustic sensing, ice-thickness measurement, passive microwave remote sensing, ground wave and surface-based radars.

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On the effective use of remote sensing techniques for the detection, classification, and measurement of sea ice and icebergs. The volume contains 14 chapters contributed by Canadian scientists coast to coast: introduction; properties of snow and ice; acoustic and seismic sensing techniques; ice-thickness measurement; passive microwave systems; active microwave systems; over-the-horizon radar; surface- based radar--noncoherent; surface-based radar--coherent; operational airborne radars; synthetic aperture radar images of sea ice; RADARSAT and operational ice formation; and supplementary topics and future directions. Thoroughly illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Table of Contents

Properties of Snow and Ice (E. Lewis, et al.).

Acoustic and Seismic Sensing Techniques (D. Farmer & Y. Xie).

Ice-Thickness Measurement (J. Rossiter & J. Holladay).

Passive Microwave Systems (I. Rubinstein, et al.).

Active Microwave Systems (R. Raney).

Over-the-Horizon Radar (S. Srivastava & J. Walsh).

Surface-Based Radar: Noncoherent (E. Lewis, et al.).

Surface-Based Radar: Coherent (S. Haykin, et al.).

Operational Airborne Radars (R. Lowry).

Synthetic Aperture Radar Images of Sea Ice (C. Livingstone).

RADARSAT and Operational Ice Information (R. Raney & J. Falkingham).

Supplementary Topics and Future Diretions (S. Haykin & R. Raney).

Index.

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