High-resolution floe size distribution of Arctic sea ice 2000-2014



    This dataset contains the floe size distribution (FSD) data derived from high-resolution satellite imagery data acquired at two fixed locations in the Arctic Ocean. Satellite imagery data include MEDEA images and WorldView images. These satellite images have a spatial resolution of 1 m or higher, thus providing the FSD information, especially for small floes. The derived data contain floe size (calliper diameter), shape factor, minor/major axis, perimeter and area of the floes. This dataset has been used to evaluate the sea ice models with the FSD parameterisations. The retrieval of the FSD data was done by the University of Huddersfield team. This work was funded by NERC standard grant NE/R000654/1 and NERC MOSAiC program NE/S002545/1.
    Date made available2023
    PublisherNERC EDS UK Polar Data Centre
    Date of data production7 Jun 2000 - 7 Jul 2014
    Geographical coverageFram Strait Arctic
    Geospatial point85.0, 0.05Show on map

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