30 April 2003 EOS aqua AMSR-E Arctic sea ice validation program
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The National Space Development Agency of Japan Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was successfully launched on NASA's EOS Aqua spacecraft on May 4, 2002. This new state-of-the-art satellite radiometer will provide a wider range of frequencies and twice the spatial resolution than is currently available with the DMSP SSM/I. New sea ice algorithms have been developed for use with the AMSR-E. The standard sea ice products to be provided include sea ice concentration at spatial resolutions of 12.5 km and 25.0 km, snow depth on sea ice at a spatial resolution of 12.5 km, and sea ice temperature at a spatial resolution of 25 km. This paper provides a summary of our plans to validate the AMSR-E sea ice products in the Arctic. The overall validation program consists of three elements: satellite data comparisons, coordinated satellite/aircraft/surface comparisons, and a modeling and sensitivity analysis component. The first coordinated satellite/aircraft/surface Arctic campaign is planned for March 2003. A second campaign is planned for March 2005.
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Donald J. Cavalieri, James Maslanik, Thorsten Markus, Julienne C. Stroeve, Matthew Sturm, J. Heinrichs, E. Kim, Albin J. Gasiewski, Josefino C. Comiso, "EOS aqua AMSR-E Arctic sea ice validation program", Proc. SPIE 4894, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment III, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467791; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467791
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Radiometry

Microwave radiation

Data modeling

Temperature metrology

Earth observing sensors

Radar

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