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Assessment of a sea ice demonstration project to supply near real time sea ice information to end users
Author(s): C. Blackford; Sally Howes; Alan S. Whitelaw; S. Laxon; D. Mantripp
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Paper Abstract

Sea ice maps are required by a diverse range of users for scientific research and operational activities. Satellite remote sensing provides opportunities for monitoring and producing sea ice maps at a range of scales, in near real time. During March 1994 ESYS Limited and the University College London Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) operated a sea ice demonstration project to supply near real time sea ice maps in the southern ocean. The sea ice information was derived from a number of data sources: DMSP SSM/I data; ERS-1 SAR and Radar Altimeter fast delivery data; NOAA AVHRR data; and PoSAT-1 imagery. The maps were supplied to three users, two involved in yacht races in the southern ocean and a ship on an oceanographic research cruise in the waters of the Princess Elizabeth Trough region of Antarctica. The demonstration was successful, supplying the users with sea ice information which they had previously not received and combining data from various sources to produce sea ice maps. The demonstration also developed operational skills within ESYS and enabled the transfer of knowledge from MSSL to ESYS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2319, Oceanic Remote Sensing and Sea Ice Monitoring, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197276
Show Author Affiliations
C. Blackford, ESYS Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Sally Howes, ESYS Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Alan S. Whitelaw, ESYS Ltd. (United Kingdom)
S. Laxon, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
D. Mantripp, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2319:
Oceanic Remote Sensing and Sea Ice Monitoring
Johnny Andre Johannessen; Trevor H. Guymer, Editor(s)

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