ENVISAT ASAR AP data for operational sea ice monitoring

TitleENVISAT ASAR AP data for operational sea ice monitoring
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsScheuchl, B., R. Caves, D. Flett, R. DeAbreu, M. Arkett, and I. Cumming
Conference NameGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004. IGARSS '04. Proceedings. 2004 IEEE International
Pagination2142 - 2145 vol.3
Date Publishedsep.
Keywordsautomated information extraction, Canadian Ice Service, data set, ENVISAT ASAR alternating polarization data, ice season, information content, oceanographic techniques, operational sea ice monitoring, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, sea ice, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, system noise

The information content of ENVISAT ASAR alternating polarization data is evaluated with respect to operations at the Canadian Ice Service. A data set covering an entire ice season is shown to have a higher information content compared to single polarization data. The potential for automated information extraction is also investigated, in particular problems caused by system noise and its variation over the swath.


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