Characterization of arctic sea ice thickness using space-borne polarimetric SAR data

Jin Woo Kim, Duk-Jin Kim, Byong Jun Hwang

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Abstract

In this study we investigated the relationship between the depolarization effects and winter-time sea ice thickness m the landfast ice region where smooth first-year ice and deformed old ice co-existed, by using C- and X-band polanmetric satellite SAR data. Acquisitions of high-resolution SAR data with multiple satellite platforms (TerraSAR-X and Radarsat-2) were coordinated during a sea ice field campaign examining landfast sea ice on the coast of northern Greenland. We describe a sensitivity study of depolarization factors (co-polarized correlation and cross-polarized ratio), which can be used to estimate the degree of the depolarization effect using extended Bragg model. We found a strong correlation between ice thickness and the depolarization factors, suggesting that depolarization factors can be effective parameters in the estimation of sea ice thickness, particularly in an area where thick FYI and MYI co-exit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2105-2108
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781457710049, 9781457710056
ISBN (Print)9781457710032
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 24 Jul 201129 Jul 2011
https://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/18511?id=18511

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period24/07/1129/07/11
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Kim, J. W., Kim, D-J., & Hwang, B. J. (2011). Characterization of arctic sea ice thickness using space-borne polarimetric SAR data. In 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 2105-2108). [6049580] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049580