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Analysis of the ice gyre extent in a sequence of Cosmo-SkyMed images
Author(s): M. Moctezuma-Flores; F. Parmiggiani
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Paper Abstract

A study of new-ice formation, using Cosmo-SkyMed (CSK) SAR imagery, was planned for the period February - March, 2015 over Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica). The first survey of the images showed an unexpected surface feature, i.e., a prominent ice gyre which lasted from the image of 20 February to the one of 12 March; in the image of 17 March, the ice gyre appears already completely disrupted and a well-defined polynya comes into sight. The analysis of the gyre extent in the image sequence became the object of our study. The non-linear segmentation of the set of CSK images was performed by the perceptron algorithm; this is a significant challenge because of the random nature of the speckle degradation in SAR images. The final result is a set of binary patterns providing the gyre area of each image; by this it is possible to follow the time evolution of the particular feature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9999, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2016, 999908 (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241050
Show Author Affiliations
M. Moctezuma-Flores, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
F. Parmiggiani, Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9999:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2016
Charles R. Bostater; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Caroline Nichol; Oscar Aldred, Editor(s)

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