SIMULATION OF THE Ku-BAND RADAR ALTIMETER SEA ICE EFFECTIVE SCATTERING SURFACE

Rasmus Tonboe, Søren Andersen, Leif Toudal Pedersen

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

A radiative transfer model is used to simulate the sea ice radar altimeter effective scattering surface variability as a function of snow depth and density. Under dry snow conditions without layering these are the primary snow parameters affecting the scattering surface variability. The model is initialised with in situ data collected during the May 2004 GreenIce ice camp in the Lincoln Sea (73ºW; 85ºN). Our results show that the snow cover is important for the effective scattering surface depth in sea ice and thus for the range measurement, ice freeboard and ice thickness estimation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Volume3
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)237
ISSN1545-598X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • backscatter model

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'SIMULATION OF THE Ku-BAND RADAR ALTIMETER SEA ICE EFFECTIVE SCATTERING SURFACE'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this