Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 11, 1835–1850, 2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 1835–1850, 2017

Research article 07 Aug 2017

Research article | 07 Aug 2017

Open-source sea ice drift algorithm for Sentinel-1 SAR imagery using a combination of feature tracking and pattern matching

Stefan Muckenhuber and Stein Sandven

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Short summary
Sea ice drift has a strong impact on sea ice distribution on different temporal and spatial scales. An open-source sea ice drift algorithm for Sentinel-1 satellite imagery is introduced based on the combination of feature tracking and pattern matching. The algorithm is designed to utilise the respective advantages of the two approaches and allows drift calculation at user-defined locations.