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First results from a CryoSat-2 calibration experiment in the East Antarctic sea ice zone, SIPEX-2


Lieser, JL and Jansen, PW and Steer, AD and Heil, P and Massom, RA and Williams, GD and Kunz, C, First results from a CryoSat-2 calibration experiment in the East Antarctic sea ice zone, SIPEX-2, CryoSat-2 Third User Workshop, 12-14 March 2013, Dresden, Germany, pp. 1-4. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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We present preliminary results from the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems eXperiment, SIPEX-2, that will be used for the calibration of Cryosat-2 sea ice products in East Antarctica. We encountered difficult sea ice conditions with sea ice thickness exceeding 5 m over large areas, due to highly deformed sea ice floes consisting of many unconsolidated blocks. In addition, snow load on top the sea ice ranged between 0.5 m and 1m in general, with negative sea ice freeboard common in the study area. The data collected during the expedition are currently being analysed and will be made available for

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Airborne LiDAR, swath multi-beam, AUV, East Antarctica, sea ice
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
UTAS Author:Jansen, PW (Mr Peter Jansen)
UTAS Author:Steer, AD (Mr Adam Steer)
UTAS Author:Heil, P (Dr Petra Heil)
UTAS Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
UTAS Author:Williams, GD (Associate Professor Guy Williams)
ID Code:86497
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-09-18
Last Modified:2014-09-11
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