Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

The Role of Remote Sensing and Economic Development: Glaciological Applications with Landsat 4-5 Imagery

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    Comprehensive use of remote sensing imagery has provided and enabled researches and policy makers alike the ability to study the dynamics of arctic sea-ice relative to global climatic change. Based on Landsat 4-5 imagery, this paper provides a study and analysis of sea-ice variations as located within the polar Northwest Passage as an indicator of global climatic changes. Particularly important is its impact on issues relative to national sovereignty, security and, economic development of countries bordering the arctic region and the world at large.