Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3101–3118, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3101-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3101–3118, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3101-2021

Research article 06 Jul 2021

Research article | 06 Jul 2021

Estimating instantaneous sea-ice dynamics from space using the bi-static radar measurements of Earth Explorer 10 candidate Harmony

Marcel Kleinherenbrink et al.

Model code and software

Harmony sea-ice dynamics code and Notebooks Marcel Kleinherenbrink https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5055737

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Short summary
Harmony is one of the Earth Explorer 10 candidates that has the chance of being selected for launch in 2028. The mission consists of two satellites that fly in formation with Sentinel-1D, which carries a side-looking radar system. By receiving Sentinel-1's signals reflected from the surface, Harmony is able to observe instantaneous elevation and two-dimensional velocity at the surface. As such, Harmony's data allow the retrieval of sea-ice drift and wave spectra in sea-ice-covered regions.