Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Brief communication
10 Sep 2020
Brief communication |  | 10 Sep 2020

Brief Communication: Mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics in the marginal ice zone from sequential synthetic aperture radar observations

Igor E. Kozlov, Evgeny V. Plotnikov, and Georgy E. Manucharyan

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Here we demonstrate a recently emerged opportunity to retrieve high-resolution surface current velocities from sequential spaceborne radar images taken over low-concentration ice regions of polar oceans. Such regularly available data uniquely resolve complex surface ocean dynamics even at small scales and can be used in operational applications to assess and predict transport and distribution of biogeochemical substances and pollutants in ice-covered waters.