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Wave observation in the marginal ice zone with the TerraSAR-X satellite

Gebhardt, Claus P. and Bidlot, Jean-Raymond and Gemmrich, Johannes and Lehner, Susanne and Rosenthal, Wolfgang and Pleskachevsky, Andrey (2016) Wave observation in the marginal ice zone with the TerraSAR-X satellite. Ocean Dynamics, 66 (6), pp. 839-852. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0957-8. ISBN 1616-7228. ISSN 1616-7341.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-016-0957-8


This article investigates the penetration of ocean waves into the marginal ice zone (MIZ), observed by satellite, and likewise provides a basis for the future cross-validation of respective models. To this end, synthetic aperture radar images from the TerraSAR-X satellite (TS-X) and numerical simulations of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are used. The focus is an event of swell waves, developed during a storm passage in the Atlantic, penetrating deeply into the MIZ off the coast of Eastern Greenland in February 2013. The TS-X scene which is the basis for this investigation extends from the ice-free open ocean to solid ice. The variation of the peak wavelength is analysed and potential sources of variability are discussed. We find an increase in wavelength which is consistent with the spatial dispersion of deep water waves, even within the ice-covered region.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100916/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE --> PDF // Topical Collection on the 14th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting in Key West, Florida, USA, November 8-13, 2015
Title:Wave observation in the marginal ice zone with the TerraSAR-X satellite
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gebhardt, Claus P.Claus.Gebhardt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4811-6267
Bidlot, Jean-RaymondEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather ForecastsUNSPECIFIED
Gemmrich, JohannesUniversity of Victoria, Physics & Astronomy, Victoria, BC, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, SusanneSusanne.Lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rosenthal, WolfgangWolfgang.Rosenthal (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pleskachevsky, AndreyAndrey.Pleskachevsky (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:19 May 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Ocean Dynamics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s10236-016-0957-8
Page Range:pp. 839-852
Keywords:synthetic aperture radar, SAR; TerraSAR-X; sea state; marginal ice zone, MIZ
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:22 Jan 2016 10:10
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:29

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