Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 13, 1395–1408, 2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1395–1408, 2019

Research article 29 Apr 2019

Research article | 29 Apr 2019

Instantaneous sea ice drift speed from TanDEM-X interferometry

Dyre Oliver Dammann et al.

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We evaluate single-pass synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR) as a tool to assess sea ice drift and deformation. Initial validation shows that TanDEM-X phase-derived drift speed corresponds well with ground-based radar-derived motion. We further show that InSAR enables the identification of potentially important short-lived dynamic processes otherwise difficult to observe, with possible implication for engineering and sea ice modeling.