New Possibilities Using TS-X and TD-X in Support of Sea Ice Use

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dammann, Dyre O.; Eriksson, Leif E.B. (Department of Space, Earth, and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Hörsalsvägen 11, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden)
Eicken, Hajo (International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK)
Mahoney, Andrew; Meyer, Franz J.; Saiet, Eyal; Freymueller, Jeffrey; Jones, Joshua (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2156 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK)

Sea ice travel and on-ice operations are important for Arctic coastal communities and industrial operations. Recent rapid changes in Arctic sea ice impacting ice users emphasize the need for assessment strategies capable of guiding decision makers and documenting change in key ice-use related parameters. In this paper, we demonstrate the potential for the use of TSX and TDX interferometry to assess deformation, drift, and roughness of coastal sea ice. Through on-ice validation using Structure-from-Motion and high-precision GPS, we demonstrate a high level of detail and accuracy potentially enabling the use of these products in decision making.