Some MWR IC Product Applications
[12-Nov-2013] Salgado, H., Carrascal, C., Masuelli, S., and Barreira, S.
Presented at the 2013 Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team Meeting
Detection of the ice that covers the marine surface in polar areas is of great interest for studies and monitoring of the climate and environment in high latitudes. Surface cover emissivity at the frequencies of 36.9 GHz and 23.5 GHz, captured by the SAC-D Micro Wave Radiometer (MWR), allows the estimation of the sea ice concentration (IC), applying algorithms adapted for this system. Using the IC product, generated by the CONAE, diverse applications are experienced in the Meteorology Department of the Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (SHN), in order to define the covered area by marine ice, edges, mapping its concentration rate and to make IC consultations about specific date and geographical area. It is foreseen that such applications contribute to the climate change monitoring and the studies of sea ice spatial and time variability.