Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
31 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 31 Mar 2023

Feasibility of retrieving Arctic sea ice thickness from the Chinese HY-2B Ku-band radar altimeter

Zhaoqing Dong, Lijian Shi, Mingsen Lin, Yongjun Jia, Tao Zeng, and Suhui Wu

Data sets

ATLAS/ICESat- 2 L3B Daily and Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 3 Petty, A. A., R. Kwok, M. Bagnardi, A. Ivanoff, N. Kurtz, J. Lee, J. Wimert, and D. Hancock

Short summary
We try to explore the application of SGDR data in polar sea ice thickness. Through this study, we find that it seems difficult to obtain reasonable results by using conventional methods. So we use the 15 lowest points per 25 km to estimate SSHA to retrieve more reasonable Arctic radar freeboard and thickness. This study also provides reference for reprocessing L1 data. We will release products that are more reasonable and suitable for polar sea ice thickness retrieval to better evaluate HY-2B.