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EOS aqua AMSR-E Arctic sea ice validation program
Author(s): Donald J. Cavalieri; James Maslanik; Thorsten Markus; Julienne C. Stroeve; Matthew Sturm; J. Heinrichs; E. Kim; Albin J. Gasiewski; Josefino C. Comiso
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Paper Abstract

The National Space Development Agency of Japan Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was successfully launched on NASA's EOS Aqua spacecraft on May 4, 2002. This new state-of-the-art satellite radiometer will provide a wider range of frequencies and twice the spatial resolution than is currently available with the DMSP SSM/I. New sea ice algorithms have been developed for use with the AMSR-E. The standard sea ice products to be provided include sea ice concentration at spatial resolutions of 12.5 km and 25.0 km, snow depth on sea ice at a spatial resolution of 12.5 km, and sea ice temperature at a spatial resolution of 25 km. This paper provides a summary of our plans to validate the AMSR-E sea ice products in the Arctic. The overall validation program consists of three elements: satellite data comparisons, coordinated satellite/aircraft/surface comparisons, and a modeling and sensitivity analysis component. The first coordinated satellite/aircraft/surface Arctic campaign is planned for March 2003. A second campaign is planned for March 2005.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4894, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467791
Show Author Affiliations
Donald J. Cavalieri, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James Maslanik, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Thorsten Markus, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Julienne C. Stroeve, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Matthew Sturm, USA-CRREL-Alaska (United States)
J. Heinrichs, Fort Hays State Univ. (United States)
E. Kim, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Albin J. Gasiewski, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Josefino C. Comiso, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4894:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III
Christian D. Kummerow; JingShang Jiang; Seiho Uratuka, Editor(s)

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