NASA EOS sensors demonstrate potential for multiparameter studies of Arctic sea ice
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Volume 85, Issue 46, pages 481–489, 16 November 2004
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- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Remote sensing of sea ice is a difficult task due to the discontinuous, complex surface (ice, water, snow) and the frequent presence of clouds. Only through combinations of data from a variety of sensor types can a thorough and complete characterization of sea ice be obtained.
The sensors on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua,Terra, and ICESat satellites represent a substantial step forward in the ability to observe sea ice.The sensors are a significant advancement over their predecessors in terms of spatial and radiometric resolution. The increased variety of geophysical data products from the sensors provides a wealth of new information about sea ice. Combinations of products from the different sensors have the potential to provide additional insights.