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Research article
18 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2016

Utilisation of CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting

E. Rinne and M. Similä

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This paper demonstrates the use of the CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting. We take CryoSat-2 data and compare them to ice charts over the sea-ice-covered regions in the Barents and Kara seas. We also present an automatic classification method for CryoSat-2 measurements that could be used to support navigation. We conclude that SAR altimeter measurements can be valuable to operational ice charting if other data sources are unavailable.