Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
24 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2023

Ice thickness and water level estimation for ice-covered lakes with satellite altimetry waveforms and backscattering coefficients

Xingdong Li, Di Long, Yanhong Cui, Tingxi Liu, Jing Lu, Mohamed A. Hamouda, and Mohamed M. Mohamed

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This study blends advantages of altimetry backscattering coefficients and waveforms to estimate ice thickness for lakes without in situ data and provides an improved water level estimation for ice-covered lakes by jointly using different threshold retracking methods. Our results show that a logarithmic regression model is more adaptive in converting altimetry backscattering coefficients into ice thickness, and lake surface snow has differential impacts on different threshold retracking methods.