Monitoring spring-to-summer sea ice floe breakup using high resolution SAR and autonomous observing platforms

P. B. Hwang, J. Ren

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A series of high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar images (TerraSAR-X) has been acquired for three years (2011 to 2014), at different sets of autonomous observing platforms. The results include the analysis of SAR images for both open water fraction (OF) and floe size distribution (FSD) at the buoy locations. The 3 years of the data exhibit various spring-to-summer sea ice transitions, from highly fragmented events during 2012 August Cyclone to rigid ice condition during 2013 summer.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014
EventAmerican Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014 - Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Dec 201419 Dec 2014


ConferenceAmerican Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
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  • sea ice
  • Arctic and Antarctic oceanography
  • ice mechanics and air/sea/ice exchange processes
  • upper ocean and mixed layer processes

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