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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 139–155, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-139-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 139–155, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-139-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 23 Jan 2017

Research article | 23 Jan 2017

Evaluation of single-band snow-patch mapping using high-resolution microwave remote sensing: an application in the maritime Antarctic

Carla Mora et al.

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We evaluate the use of high-resolution microwave satellite images from TerraSAR-X for mapping snow-patch distribution in ice-free areas of the maritime Antarctic (King George Island). The imagery was acquired simultaneously to ground truthing of snow. Image classification resulted in very high accuracy when discriminating between snow, water and bare ground. The method provides a solution for characterizing the snowmelt patterns in the ice-free areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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