Location

Salt Lake Community College

Start Date

10-5-2004 9:00 AM

Description

The SeaWinds on QuikScat and ERS-1/2 scatterometers measure the radar response of the Earth’s surface with high spatial- and temporal-resolution. The data collected by these space-borne active-microwave sensors are used to detect periods of surface melting in the Antarctic iceshelves. A description of a statistical melt-detection algorithm is given and the results are shown and compared to other melt-detection methods.

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May 10th, 9:00 AM

Detecting Surface Melt of Antarctic Ice-Sheets Using Scatterometers

Salt Lake Community College

The SeaWinds on QuikScat and ERS-1/2 scatterometers measure the radar response of the Earth’s surface with high spatial- and temporal-resolution. The data collected by these space-borne active-microwave sensors are used to detect periods of surface melting in the Antarctic iceshelves. A description of a statistical melt-detection algorithm is given and the results are shown and compared to other melt-detection methods.