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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-585-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-585-2016
Research article
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14 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2016

Error assessment of satellite-derived lead fraction in the Arctic

Natalia Ivanova, Pierre Rampal, and Sylvain Bouillon

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Accurate observations of lead fraction are of high importance for model evaluation and/or assimilation into models. In this work, consistent quantitative error estimation of an existing lead fraction data set obtained from passive microwave observations is completed using Synthetic Aperture Radar data. A significant bias in the data set is found, and possible improvement in the methodology is suggested, so that the pixel-wise error is reduced by a factor of 2 on average.