Polarimetric analysis of oil contaminated laboratory grown saltwater ice imaged by a Ground Based SAR

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Myrnes, Marianne; Brekke, Camilla (UiT The Arctic Universtiy of Norway, Norway)
Ferro-Famil, Laurent (University of Rennes 1, France)
Petrich, Christian (Northern Research Institute, Norut, Narvik, Norway)

In this paper we present preliminary experimental results from a ground based SAR system imaging artificially grown saltwater ice induced with crude oil. The data is acquired from a large scale laboratory experiment conducted at the Arctic Environmental Test basin (AETB) at Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH (HSVA) March 14 - April 4, 2017. Here two artificial ice types were generated with simulated seasonal variation consisting of an initial ice growth phase and a melting phase. Interpreting the uncalibrated full polarimetric intensity data acquired from the experiment show a potential for a more detailed polarimetric analysis for characterising the oil contaminated ice surface