First-year sea ice melt pond fraction estimation from dual-polarisation C-band SAR – Part 2 : Scaling in situ to Radarsat-2

@inproceedings{Scharien2014FirstyearSI,
  title={First-year sea ice melt pond fraction estimation from dual-polarisation C-band SAR – Part 2 : Scaling in situ to Radarsat-2},
  author={Randall K. Scharien and K. Hochheim and Jonathan Landy and David G. Barber},
  year={2014}
}
Sea ice melt pond fraction (fp), linked with lower sea ice surface albedo and increased light transmittance to the ocean, is inadequately parameterised in sea ice models due to a lack of observations. In this paper, results from a multiscale remote-sensing program dedicated to the retrieval of level first-year sea ice (FYI) fp from dual coand crosspolarisation C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) backscatter are detailed. Models which utilise the dominant effect of free-water melt ponds on the… CONTINUE READING