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Volume 10, issue 1 | Copyright
The Cryosphere, 10, 121-131, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-121-2016
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Research article 18 Jan 2016

Research article | 18 Jan 2016

Utilisation of CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting

E. Rinne and M. Similä
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This paper demonstrates the use of the CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting. We take CryoSat-2 data and compare them to ice charts over the sea-ice-covered regions in the Barents and Kara seas. We also present an automatic classification method for CryoSat-2 measurements that could be used to support navigation. We conclude that SAR altimeter measurements can be valuable to operational ice charting if other data sources are unavailable.
This paper demonstrates the use of the CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting. We...
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