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Arctic sea ice remote sensing can be conducted with MODIS spectrometer data

Arctic sea ice remote sensing can be conducted with MODIS spectrometer data

At FMI algorithms and procedures have been developed for estimating Arctic sea ice thickness in wintertime and for classification of open water and sea ice in summertime using MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data.

At FMI algorithms and procedures have been developed  for producing daily thin ice thickness (<0.5 m) charts for the Arctic in wintertime based on ice surface temperature which is retrieved from the thermal infrared data of the MODIS spectrometer.

More information:

Researcher Marko Mäkynen, tel. +358 50 568 7758, marko.makynen@fmi.fi

Mäkynen, M., and J. Karvonen, "MODIS sea ice thickness and open water – sea ice charts over the Barents and Kara Seas for development and validation of sea ice products from microwave sensor data," Remote Sensing, vol. 9, no. 12: 1324, 2017.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/9/12/1324

 


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