Initial results of CryoSat-2 data from the Arctic

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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We examine SAR L1b data from the commissioning phase, currently available for the calibration and validation teams. We use CryoSat-2 data to detect leads in the sea-ice in an area north of Svalbard. Furthermore, we classify the sea-ice from computed freeboard values, and evaluate the coherence between the SAR backscatter and the CryoSat-2 data. The surface elevation is extracted from an 80% threshold retracker and a five parameter - retracker, and this is given with respect to the DTU10 Mean Sea Surface model (MSS). The results are compared with an Envisat ASAR image, and we show that there is a strong correspondence between the freeboard heights and the leads visible in the ASAR image.
Original languageEnglish
TitleProceedings of Cryosat Validation Workshop 2011 : CD
PublisherEuropean Space Agency, ESA
Publication date2011
ISBN (print)978-92-9092-254-4
StatePublished

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ConferenceCryoSat Validation Workshop 2011
CountryItaly
CityFrancati (Rome)
Period01/02/1103/02/11
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