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TC | Volume 13, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 13, 627–645, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-627-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 627–645, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-627-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Feb 2019

Research article | 20 Feb 2019

Leads and ridges in Arctic sea ice from RGPS data and a new tracking algorithm

Nils Hutter et al.
Data sets

Linear Kinematic Features (leads & pressure ridges) detected and tracked in RADARSAT Geophysical Processor System (RGPS) sea-ice deformation data from 1997 to 2008 N. Hutter, L. Zampieri, and M. Losch https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898114

Model code and software

lkf_tools: a code to detect and track Linear Kinematic Features (LKFs) in sea-ice deformation data N. Hutter https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2560078

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Arctic sea ice is an aggregate of ice floes with various sizes. The different sizes result from constant deformation of the ice pack. If a floe breaks, open ocean is exposed in a lead. Collision of floes forms pressure ridges. Here, we present algorithms that detect and track these deformation features in satellite observations and model output. The tracked features are used to provide a comprehensive description of localized deformation of sea ice and help to understand its material properties.
Arctic sea ice is an aggregate of ice floes with various sizes. The different sizes result from...
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