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Fully-polarimetric C-band remote sensing of thermodynamic changes in snow-covered first-year sea ice

General

Project start
01.05.2014
Project end
01.06.2014
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Sea ice
Project topic
Climate research
Remote sensing
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Canada
Fieldwork region
Cambridge Bay
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 69.1168641, -105.0596814

Fieldwork start
01.05.2014
Fieldwork end
01.06.2014

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

In this project we will collect time series C-band scatterometer data from the snow-covered first-year sea ice in Cambridge Bay in May 2014. The instrument will be mounted at a 3 m height platform above the surface. The scatterometer time-series measurements will be accompanied with daily physical sampling of snow and ice. To have reliable scattering measurements, a series of calibration measurements will be performed to count for the environment. The scaterometer data will be compared with RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery acquired over the study area. Finally, a modeling study linking the physical properties of snow-covered sea ice and scatterometer / satellite data will be performed.

Fieldwork site: Field camp, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Project Lead: A. Komarov/N. Firoozy

PI: D. Barber

Project Participants: Alexander Komarov (CEOS); Nariman Firoozy (CEOS); Jack Landy (CEOS); Dr. David Barber (CEOS); Puyan Majobi (CEOS); Lot Shafai (CEOS)

Fieldwork summary/photo blog: Link to project summary report

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