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