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European research satellite measurements to aid seafarers in winter

European research satellite measurements to aid seafarers in winter

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has developed a method for ice services to make use of measurements from the European Space Agency's Cryosat-2 satellite. The Cryosat measurements make it easier to identify ice conditions that are dangerous to sea traffic. It is intended for this new information to be used as a part of operative ice monitoring.

More information:

Eero Rinne, Eero.Rinne@fmi.fi, tel. +358 50 448 7681

Ice Sercice: Antti Kangas, Antti.Kangas@fmi.fi, tel. +358 40 867 8838

E. Rinne and M. Similä: Utilisation of CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting, The Cryosphere, 10, 121-131, 2016, doi:10.5194/tc-10-121-2016




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