Modeling the drift and radar backscatter signature of icebergs
Title: Modeling the drift and radar backscatter signature of icebergs, by Ron Saper, Carleton University, Canada.
Abstract: Icebergs are a source of wonder and mystery, and hide many mysteries that remain to be solved. In the quest to observe icebergs remotely and predict their behaviour, many difficulties are encountered and, at every turn, we find the expectations of engineers and researchers are frustrated. In this wide-ranging talk the many misconceptions and fallacies about icebergs are surveyed and analyzed, and their impact on scientific research and practice are explained and reflected upon. Examples are drawn from iceberg drift forecasting, remote sensing, and iceberg tracking studies.