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Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 755–771, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-755-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 755–771, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-755-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Mar 2017

Research article | 23 Mar 2017

Signature of Arctic first-year ice melt pond fraction in X-band SAR imagery

Ane S. Fors et al.
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AR by Ane Fors on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Dec 2016) by Lars Kaleschke
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Dec 2016)
RR by Marko Mäkynen (16 Dec 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (29 Dec 2016) by Lars Kaleschke
AR by Ane Fors on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Jan 2017) by Lars Kaleschke
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This paper investigates the signature of melt ponds in satellite-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. A comparison between helicopter-borne images of drifting first-year ice and polarimetric X-band SAR images shows relations between observed melt pond fraction and several polarimetric SAR features. Melt ponds strongly influence the Arctic sea ice energy budget, and the results imply prospective opportunities for expanded monitoring of melt ponds from space.
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