Project Deliverables:


D1.1 ​ ► Plan for buoy deployments

D1.2-D1.3-1.4  ► Reference datasets

D2.1  ► Pre-processing methods for dual-polarized Sentinel-1 IW/EM and RADARSAT-2 ScanSAR images

D2.2 ​ ► Novel sea ice classification algorithms for SAR images

D3.1 Adjusted sea ice classification methodology to satellite altimeter data

D3.2  ► Retrieval methodology to retrieve applied WMO ice classes from RA data

D3.3  ► Comparison of sea ice type estimates from satellite radar altimetry and auxiliary sea ice type products

D3.4  ► Arctic sea ice type product from satellite altimetry

D5.1  ► Retrieval algorithm for albedo and melt pond fraction from Sentinel-3 observations

D5.2  ► Statistical relation between MPF-albedo and passive microwave brightness temperatures at frequencies 1.4 to 89GHz

D5.3  ► Limit of sea ice thickness determination from SMOS in onset of melt

D5.4  ► Influence of melt pond fraction on sea ice concentration retrieval

D6.1  ► Gridded product of SMOS and SMAP TB and uncertainties

D6.2  ► Gridded product of SMAP sigma-0 and uncertainties

D6.4  ► Report on SMOS and SMAP TB data quality and comparison

D6.3  ► Gridded product of sea ice thickness from SMOS and SMAP and uncertainties

D7.1  ► Uncertainty analysis of CryoSat-2 orbit data of the fast-delivery-mode data product

D8.1  ► Provision of new observational products for initialization (SMOS + CRYSAT2 thickness and along track sea ice concentration)


Publications in Scientific Journals and Conferences:

  • Di Bella, A., Skourup H., Bouffard J., and Parrinello T.: Uncertainty reduction of Arctic sea ice freeboard from CryoSat-2 interferometric mode, Adv. Space Res.,, 2018.

  • Gegiuc, A., Similä, M., Karvonen, J., Lensu, M., Mäkynen, M., and Vainio, J.: Estimation of degree of sea ice ridging based on dual-polarized C-band SAR data, The Cryosphere, 12, 343-364,, 2018.

  • Karvonen, J.: Estimation of Arctic land-fast ice cover based on dual-polarized Sentinel-1 SAR imagery, The Cryosphere, 12, 2595-2607,, 2018.

  • Lu, P., Leppäranta, M., Cheng, B., Li, Z., Istomina, L., and Heygster, G.: The color of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice, The Cryosphere, 12, 1331-1345,, 2018.

  • Mäkynen, M., and Karvonen J.: MODIS sea ice thickness and open water – sea ice charts over the Barents and Kara Seas for development and validation of sea ice products from microwave sensor data, Remote Sensing, vol. 9, no. 12: 1324,, 2017.

  • Mäkynen, M., and Karvonen J.: Incidence angle dependence of first-year sea ice backscattering coefficient in SENTINEL-1 SAR imagery over the Kara Sea, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,, 2017.

  • Moctezuma-Flores, M., and Parmiggiani F.: Tracking of the iceberg created by the Nansen Ice Shelf collapse, Int. J. Remote Sensing, vol. 28, no. 5,, 2017.

  • Moctezuma-Flores, M., Parmiggiani F., Fragiacomo C., and Guerrieri L.: Synthetic aperture radar analysis of floating ice at Terra Nova Bay—an application to ice eddy parameter extraction, J. Appl. Remote Sens., vol. 11, no. 2,, 2017.

  • Parmiggiani, F., Moctezuma-Flores M., and Guerrieri L.: Identifying pancake ice and computing pancake size distribution in aerial photographs, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions, Proc. of SPIE2017, vol. 10422,, 2017.

  • Ricker, R., Hendricks S., Girard-Ardhuin F., Kaleschke L., Lique C., Tian-Kunze X.,  Nicolaus M., and Krumpen T.: Satellite-observed drop of Arctic sea ice growth in winter 2015-2016, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44,, 2017.

  • Ricker, R., Girard-Ardhuin F., Krumpen T., and Lique C.: Satellite-derived sea-ice export and its impact on Arctic ice mass balance, The Cryosphere Discuss., in review,, 2018.

  • Schmitt, A. U., and Kaleschke L.: A Consistent Combination of Brightness Temperatures from SMOS and SMAP over Polar Oceans for Sea Ice Applications, Remote Sens., 10(4), 553,, 2018.

  • Wadhams, P., Aulicino G., Parmiggiani F., and Pignagnoli L.: SAR ice thickness mapping in the Beaufort Sea using wave dispersion in pancake ice - A case study with intensive ground truth, Proc. European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016, ESA SP-740, 4 p., 2016.

  • Wadhams, P., Aulicino G., Parmiggiani F., Persson P. O. G., and Holt B.: “Pancake ice thickness mapping in the Beaufort Sea from wave dispersion observed in SAR imagery,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 2213-2237, 2018.