Initial results of CryoSat-2 data from the Arctic

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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
Title of host publicationProceedings of Cryosat Validation Workshop 2011 : CD
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-92-9092-254-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCryoSat Validation Workshop 2011 - Francati (Rome), Italy
Duration: 1 Feb 20113 Feb 2011

Conference

ConferenceCryoSat Validation Workshop 2011
CountryItaly
CityFrancati (Rome)
Period01/02/201103/02/2011

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