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Daily thin-ice thickness maps from modis thermal infrared imagery

Adams, S., Willmes, S., Schroeder, D. ORCID:, Heinemann, G. and Krumpen, T. (2012) Daily thin-ice thickness maps from modis thermal infrared imagery. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2013 IEEE International, 21-26 July 2013, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 3265-3268,

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350607


Accurate knowledge of ice-production rates within the marginal ice zones of the Arctic Ocean requires monitoring of the thin-ice distribution within polynyas. The thickness of the ice layer controls the heat loss and hence the new-ice formation. An established thinice algorithm using high-resolution MODIS data allows deriving the ice-thickness distribution within polynyas. The average uncertainty is ±4.7 cm for ice thicknesses below 0.2 m. In this study, the ice-thickness distributions within the Laptev Sea polynya for the two winter seasons 2007/08 and 2008/09 are calculated. Then, a new method is applied to determine a daily MODIS thin-ice product.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:55427

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