QuikSCAT, SeaWinds, Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSMI), sea ice, water
Algorithms for estimating sea-ice extent from remotely sensed microwave sensor data can benefit from knowledge of the "a priori" distribution of the daily expansion and contraction of the sea-ice pack. To estimate the probability distribution of daily Antarctic sea-ice extent change, two independent sea-ice datasets are analyzed: sea-ice extent derived from the QuikSCAT scatterometer and ice concentration estimates from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager. The daily sea-ice advance and retreat is tracked over a four-year period. The distribution of the daily sea-ice advance/retreat from each sensor is similar and is approximately double-exponential. Daily ice-pack statistics are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Allen, J. R., and D. G. Long. "Microwave Observations of Daily Antarctic Sea-Ice Edge Expansion and Contraction Rates." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 3.1 (26): 54-8
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Long, David G. and Allen, Jeffrey R., "Microwave observations of daily Antarctic sea-ice edge expansion and contraction rates" (2006). All Faculty Publications. 329.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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