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Eriksson, Leif E. B.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7155-333X
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Eriksson, L. E. B., Borenäs, K., Dierking, W., Berg, A., Santoro, M., Pemberton, P., . . . Karlson, B. (2010). Evaluation of new spaceborne SAR sensors for sea-ice monitoring in the Baltic Sea. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 36, S56-S73
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2010 (English)In: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, ISSN 1712-7971, Vol. 36, p. S56-S73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) and the Envisat, RADARSAT-2, and TerraSAR-X satellites were compared to evaluate their usefulness for sea-ice monitoring in the Baltic Sea. Radar signature characteristics at different frequencies, polarizations, and spatial resolutions are presented for three examples from 2009. C-band like-polarization data, which have been used for operational sea-ice mapping since the early 1990s, serve as a reference. Advantages and disadvantages were identified for the different SAR systems and imaging modes. One conclusion is that cross-polarized data improve the discrimination between sea ice and open water. Another observation is that it is easier to identify ice ridges in L-band data than in images from shorter wavelengths. The information content of X-and C-band images is largely equivalent, whereas L-band data provide complementary information. L-band SAR also seems to be less sensitive to wet snow cover on the ice.

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Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
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Oceanography
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urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-587 (URN)000282371000006 ()
Available from: 2015-04-21 Created: 2015-04-20 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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