Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs

Detection of Melt Ponds on Arctic Sea Ice with Optical Satellite Data

Authors: Rösel, Anja

  • Provides the first Arctic-wide multi-annual data set of melt pond fraction
  • Melt ponds are retrieved from satellite observations
  • Provides the method of calculation of the melt pond fraction from optical satellite data
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The Arctic sea ice is characterized by profound changes caused by surface melting processes and the formation of melt ponds in summer. Melt ponds contribute to the ice-albedo feedback as they reduce the surface albedo of sea ice, and hence accelerate the decay of Arctic sea ice. To quantify the melting of the entire Arctic sea ice, satellite based observations are necessary. Due to different spectral properties of snow, ice, and water, theoretically, multi-spectral optical sensors are necessary for the analysis of these distinct surface types. This study demonstrates the potential of optical sensors to detect melt ponds on Arctic sea ice. For the first time, an Arctic-wide, multi-annual melt pond data set for the years 2000-2011 has been created and analyzed.

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detection of Melt Ponds on Arctic Sea Ice with Optical Satellite Data
Authors
Series Title
Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37033-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37033-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-37032-8
Series ISSN
1614-2462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 106
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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