Polarimetric analysis of oil contaminated laboratory grown saltwater ice imaged by a ground based SAR

Myrnes, Marianne; Brekke, Camilla; Ferro-Famil, Laurent; Petrich, Christian


Journal: Electronic proceedings (EUSAR), vol. 2018-June, p. 657–660, 2018

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 2197-4403
Electronic: 2197-4403

ARKIV: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2569229

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.