Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 14, 3611–3627, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3611–3627, 2020

Research article 02 Nov 2020

Research article | 02 Nov 2020

Sea ice drift and arch evolution in the Robeson Channel using the daily coverage of Sentinel-1 SAR data for the 2016–2017 freezing season

Mohammed E. Shokr et al.

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This paper uses sequential daily SAR images covering the Robeson Channel to quantitatively study kinematics of individual ice floes with exploration of wind influence and the evolution of the ice arch at the entry of the channel. Results show that drift of ice floes within the Robeson Channel and the arch are both significantly influenced by wind. The study highlights the advantage of using the high-resolution daily SAR coverage in monitoring sea ice cover in narrow water passages.