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dc.contributor.advisorBrekke, Camilla
dc.contributor.advisorJohansson, Malin
dc.contributor.authorHvidsten, Magnus
dc.description.abstractThis thesis compares polarimetric features from quad-polarimetric (quad-pol) SAR (synthetic aperture radar) data and emulated dual-polarimetric (dual-pol) SAR data to investigate the information captured over sea ice areas located in the Barents Sea. The polarimetric features of entropy (H) and mean alpha, and the H/mean alpha-plot is compared, as well as the cross-polarizarion ratio and the damping ratio. It is shown that the interpretation of H, mean alpha, and the H/mean alpha-plot from emulated dual-polarimetric HH/HV data are not consistent with conventional interpretation of H, mean alpha, and the H/mean alpha-plot. The cross-polarization ratio and the damping ratio yielded promising results, and it was shown that for the data utilized in the thesis constituents of a given size can be separated from its surroundings in the emulated dual-polarimetric HH/HV data.en_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 The Author(s)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Fysikk: 430::Elektromagnetisme, akustikk, optikk: 434en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Physics: 430::Electromagnetism, acoustics, optics: 434en_US
dc.subjectSea Iceen_US
dc.subjectradar polarimetryen_US
dc.subjectearth observationen_US
dc.titleComparing sea ice areas identified within quad-polarimetry high-resolution SAR satellite scenes with the same areas in dual-polarimetry medium resolution SAR scenesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US

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