Unfolding Sea Ice Dynamics with SAR

This project aims to improve current measurements of ice drift with satellite radar to better handle summer conditions and the dynamical marginal ice. Building on the ice drift retrieval, we will create a number of derived products related to ice deformation (e.g. ice convergence/divergence, shear, etc.) and localization of leads and ridges. It will be investigated how interferometric SAR may be used to measure deformation in connection to fast ice. The developed products will be validated and assessed in terms of accuracy and then be used for two applications. First, the aim is that the results should lead to better and safer ice navigation. Second, the products will be used to evaluate the ice model LIM3, coupled to the ocean circulation model NEMO.

Participants

Leif Eriksson (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Anders Berg

Doktor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Dyre Oliver Dammann

Doktor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Mikael Hägg

Tekniklektor vid Shipping and Marine Technology

Funding

Swedish National Space Board

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018 with 3,529,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

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Latest update

2017-08-10