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Large scale Antarctic features captured by multi-frequency scanning microwave radiometer on-board OCEANSAT-1

Vyas, NK and Dash, MK and Bhandari, SM and Khare, N and Mitra, A and Pandey, PC (2001) Large scale Antarctic features captured by multi-frequency scanning microwave radiometer on-board OCEANSAT-1. Current Science, 80 (10). pp. 1319-1322.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the features observed over the Antarctic in the passive microwave emission region by the multi-frequency scanning microwave radiometer (MSMR) instrument on-board the Indian remote sensing satellite IRS-P4, now called OCEANSAT-1. Brightness temperature images produced from MSMR show a clear distinction between open water and sea-ice-covered regions. It is also possible to differentiate several levels of ice concentration in the Antarctic Circumpolar Ocean. A number of land features like the Trans-Antarctic Mountain Ranges, part of Gamburtsev sub-glacial mountains, Wilkes and Aurora sub-glacial basins, etc. can be demarcated as well. The consistent quality and regular availability of MSMR data since June 1999 serve as a very useful tool in all-weather day-and-night monitoring of the Antarctic region. MSMR data used in continuation of ESMR, SMMR and SSM/I data, would prove valuable in the study of long-term changes in the polar cryosphere associated with global climate change.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: NCAOR Library
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 07:05
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 07:05
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/579

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