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1 May 2018 Automatic Mapping Technique of Sea Ice in the Coastal Waters of the Arctic Ocean Using Sentinel-1 Data
Dan-Bee Hong, Jeong-Ju Bae, Chan-Su Yang
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Hong, D.-B.; Bae, J.-J., and Yang, C.-S., 2018. Automatic mapping technique of sea ice in the coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean using Sentinel-1 data. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 556–560. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The sea ice information such as ice extent, area, concentration, and thickness has been widely used for analyses of sea level, weather, and climate changes in the Polar Regions. Passive microwave sensing of sea ice traditionally has been applied to the Arctic Ocean for a shipping route support in spite of its low-spatial resolution. C-band Sentinel-1 (constellation of two satellites, Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is considered as one of the effective satellites because it provides an improvement in revisit time, and offers higher resolution and dual polarization (HH and HV). In this study, the Sentinel-1 sea ice mapping system was developed to acquire data automatically for the region of interest in the Arctic coastal region and to map sea ice areas extracted by using the sea ice discrimination algorithm. The system including a data acquisition process can make a sea ice product in 13 minutes. To intuitively understand the distribution of sea ice for safe navigation in coastal waters, the result can be visualized in a KML file that facilitates interfacing with other systems.

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Dan-Bee Hong, Jeong-Ju Bae, and Chan-Su Yang "Automatic Mapping Technique of Sea Ice in the Coastal Waters of the Arctic Ocean Using Sentinel-1 Data," Journal of Coastal Research 85(sp1), 556-560, (1 May 2018).
Received: 30 November 2017; Accepted: 10 February 2018; Published: 1 May 2018
Arctic Ocean
automatic system
Northern Sea Route (NSR)
sea ice
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