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Optical properties of a coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system for satellite remote sensing of the marine arctic environment
Author(s): Borge Hamre; Jan-Gunnar Winther; Sebastian Gerland; Jakob J. Stamnes; Knut H. Stamnes
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Paper Abstract

For optical satellite remote sensing of the marine arctic environment it is essential to establish appropriate knowledge of its optical properties. To that end we used a multi stream radiative transfer (RT) code to study the penetration of spectral irradiances in a coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system. The code account for the change in the refractive index at the atmosphere-ice interface. To validate and tune this coupled RT model we ran the code with input from in situ measurements of optical properties and compared the computed results with in situ spectral irradiance measurements. The field work was done in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, and the measurements were performed for first year ice. One goal of this study was to establish a model for the optical properties of the marine arctic environment that can be used in the interpretation of satellite remote sensing data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5233, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003, (26 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514395
Show Author Affiliations
Borge Hamre, Univ. of Bergen (Norway)
Jan-Gunnar Winther, Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway)
Sebastian Gerland, Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway)
Jakob J. Stamnes, Univ. of Bergen (Norway)
Knut H. Stamnes, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5233:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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