Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2018

Open-source algorithm for detecting sea ice surface features in high-resolution optical imagery

Nicholas C. Wright and Chris M. Polashenski

Model code and software

Open Source Sea-ice Processing Algorithm Nicholas Wright and Chris Polashenski

Short summary
Satellites, planes, and drones capture thousands of images of the Arctic sea ice cover each year. However, few methods exist to reliably and automatically process these images for scientifically usable information. In this paper, we take the next step towards a community standard for analyzing these images by presenting an open-source platform able to accurately classify sea ice imagery into several important surface types.