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21 December 1994 Remote sensing study of the Greenland Sea
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The Greenland Sea is a sub-arctic sea that links the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the East Greenland Current that originates in the Arctic Ocean and follows largely the break of the continental shelf from Fram Strait to Denmark Strait. The Greenland Sea encompasses the special phenomenon described as the Bukta-Odden phenomenon of rapid changes of ice concentration along the shelf break, and deep-water formation. Also, it shows examples of the formation of polynyas along the coast including the North-East Water polynya at the northeast coast of Greenland. Studies of the Greenland Sea are carried out by use of Earth observation satellite data. Research issues are discussed with examples of observations by visual/infrared and passive and active microwave instruments. A great deal of work is carried out with development of procedures for analysis of data from ice-frequented waters including combination of visual/infrared data with active and passive microwave data to improve monitoring of the area in question. With the ice used as a tracer, information is obtained about the dynamics of the area as a result of ocean current and wind.
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Preben Gudmandsen "Remote sensing study of the Greenland Sea", Proc. SPIE 2313, Microwave Instrumentation and Satellite Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (21 December 1994);


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