Sensitivity studies show that the radiometer ice concentration estimate can be biased by +10% by anomalous atmospheric emissivity and -20% by anomalous ice surface emissivity. The aim of the sea ice activities in EU 5th FP project IOMASA is to improve sea ice concentration estimates at higher spatial resolution. The project is in the process of facilitating an ice concentration observing system through validation and a better understanding of the microwave radiative transfer of the sea ice and overlying snow layers. By use of a novel modelling approach, it is possible to better detect and determine the circumstances that may lead to anomalous sea ice concentration retrieval as well as to assess and possibly minimize the sensitivities of the retrieval system.
Through an active partnership with the SAF on Ocean and Sea Ice, a prototype system will be implemented as an experimental product chain in order to shorten the loop from development to operational processing. The presentation will present the developments and examples of the new retrievals and finally give an outlook to the future perspectives of the system.
|Title of host publication||OSISAF workshop|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||OSISAF workshop - Meteo, France|
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …
|Period||01/01/2005 → …|