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TitleMonitoring lake ice using multi-polarized SAR imagery
AuthorGeldsetzer, TORCID logo; van der Sanden, J JORCID logo; Brisco, B
SourceProceedings, The Prairie Summit/Actes, le sommet des Prairies; 2010 p. 121-124
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100080
PublisherUniversity of Regina (Regina, CA)
Meeting31st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing - The Prairie Summit; Regina; CA; June 1-5, 2010
ProvinceYukon; Nunavut
AreaOld Crow Flats; Vuntut National Park; Tuktut National Park; Ukkusiksalik National Park
Lat/Long WENS -90.0000 -88.0000 66.0000 65.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; hydrogeology; remote sensing; radar imagery; satellite imagery; lakes; ice; ice conditions; ice thickness; Radarsat-2; SAR
IllustrationsLandsat images; plots
ProgramRemote Sensing Science
Released2010 01 01
AbstractMulti-polarized Radarsat-2 SAR imagery is used to monitor seasonal lake ice within three National Parks in the Canadian Arctic. In spring, HH and HV backscatter thresholds are used to classify lake ice versus open water; these classifications are used to produce ice-off date maps showing inter-lake diversity in melt duration. Classification accuracies and sources of error are discussed. In autumn, preliminary analysis illustrates the challenges of monitoring lake ice freeze-up. In winter, polarimetric parameters are used to infer lake ice characteristics.

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