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Volume 12, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 12, 1665–1679, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 1665–1679, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 May 2018

Research article | 18 May 2018

Arctic lead detection using a waveform mixture algorithm from CryoSat-2 data

Sanggyun Lee et al.

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Arctic sea ice leads play a major role in exchanging heat and momentum between the Arctic atmosphere and ocean. In this study, we propose a novel lead detection approach based on waveform mixture analysis. The performance of the proposed approach in detecting leads was promising when compared to the existing methods. The robustness of the proposed approach also lies in the fact that it does not require the rescaling of parameters, as it directly uses L1B waveform data.
Arctic sea ice leads play a major role in exchanging heat and momentum between the Arctic...