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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 33–46, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 11, 33–46, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 Jan 2017

Research article | 11 Jan 2017

Operational algorithm for ice–water classification on dual-polarized RADARSAT-2 images

Natalia Zakhvatkina et al.

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The presented fully automated algorithm distinguishes open water (rough/calm) and sea ice based on dual-polarized RS2 SAR images. Texture features are used for Support Vector Machines supervised image classification. The algorithm includes pre-processing and validation procedures. More than 2700 scenes were processed and the results show the good discrimination between open water and sea ice areas with accuracy 91 % compared with ice charts produced by MET Norway service.
The presented fully automated algorithm distinguishes open water (rough/calm) and sea ice based...