ICEX: Ice and climate experiment; report of Science and Applications Working Group
|Source:||Publisher: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center. United States. c118p.|
|Note:||Includes separately bound synopsis of the project. Numerous refs. Ant. Acc. No: 23114. CRREL Acc. No: 34002726|
|Abstract:||In this report the various connections in both arctic and antarctic regions between ice in its many forms and world climate are shown: global heat balance effects from sea ice and the role of ice sheets in climatic processes; the hazards of ice and snow related to urban areas and the economic impact of removing these hazards; the effect of sea ice on offshore oil discoveries and recoveries; use of the fresh water in icebergs, glaciers, and snow cover. The ICEX program expects to treat all of these aspects through a multidisciplinary, international approach involving new observational tools, theoretical studies, and applications of new knowledge. The primary tool for the program is a satellite system with numerous remote sensors designed specifically for observing important features of snow, sea ice, and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.|
|Index Terms:||Antarctica; Greenland; Ice sheet; Icebergs; Sea ice; Climate; Satellites (artificial); Research projects; Ice sheets; Ocean currents; Remote sensing; Spaceborne photography|
|Publication Type:||technical report|
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