Timelapse of Sentinel 1 Images Shows Sea Ice Breakup

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June 10, 2015
Nares Strait

Lincoln Sea / Nares Strait

Polar View member Roberto Saldo of the Danish Technical University recently produced a short “movie” of satellite imagery illustrating sea ice movement over time.

The video, embedded below, plays through daily composite images (mosaics) of single scenes from the Sentinel-1A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument. The result is a time lapse of satellite imagery illustrating the dynamics and variation of the sea ice in the Lincoln Sea / Nares Strait area over the nine month period from September 2014 to June 2015.

The SAR data are operationally processed at the Division of Microwaves and Remote Sensing of DTU Space (at the Technical University of Denmark) into high resolution sea ice drift information. This service is conducted as part of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.

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