Need Ice radar when operating in icy waters?
Wouldn’t the new generation navigation radar detect ice?
A Passenger ship is steaming in the Canadian Arctic. It’s springtime, a beautiful day at sea, sun is shining, it’s almost calm. There’s small echo ahead detected by the radars. The echo is bigger on the ice radar. Looking at it with the binoculars you can see a snow covered ice piece. Why is this echo detected earlier and presented better by the ice radar. and not so good by the navigation radar? First – the ice radar on board is an enhanced radar module connected ...
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