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Establishment of a NRT service at DLR for supporting sea ice and iceberg monitoring for the Antarctic Peninsula

Höppner, Kathrin and Schättler, Birgit and Schwarz, Egbert and Krause, Detmar and Eichler, Karolin and Diedrich, Erhard and Schröder, Michael and Wesche, Christine (2016) Establishment of a NRT service at DLR for supporting sea ice and iceberg monitoring for the Antarctic Peninsula. 2016 ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016-05-09 - 2016-05-13, Prag, Tschechien.

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On their journeys through areas with large layers of sea ice even vessels of high ice class or icebreakers could get into trouble. Reliable information from earth orbiting satellites could therefore be highly desirable. The German satellites TerraSAR-X (TSX) and TanDEM-X (TDX) are capable to deliver precise information about the ice cover, independent of the time of day and cloud coverage. The German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS) O’Higgins of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is now equipped with near-real time (NRT) processing capability for the TSX/TDX data. Thus, because of this expansion of the overall TSX/TDX ground segment, it provides navigation guidance in NRT to research vessels in the Antarctic. By providing information products from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) acquisitions, DLR supports a crew to safely navigate through ice. For this purpose, the TSX/TDX data is received at the GARS O’Higgins station directly after the acquisition and is locally processed in near-real time. Subsequently, just about 30 minutes after the raw data is acquired from the satellite, the TSX/TDX information product is transferred via email from GARS O’Higgins to the ship. Such a product is generated up to twice a day. This service can be provided because the receiving equipment at DLR’s Antarctic station GARS O’Higgins is operated year round by EOC.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109745/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Establishment of a NRT service at DLR for supporting sea ice and iceberg monitoring for the Antarctic Peninsula
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Höppner, KathrinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0905-6559UNSPECIFIED
Schättler, BirgitUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8629-6014UNSPECIFIED
Schwarz, EgbertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2901-234XUNSPECIFIED
Schröder, Michaelalfred-wegener institut (awi)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wesche, Christinealfred-wegener institut (awi)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 May 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Near-real time, NRT Service, TerraSAR-X, Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, GARS O'Higgins, sea ice
Event Title:2016 ESA Living Planet Symposium
Event Location:Prag, Tschechien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:9 May 2016
Event End Date:13 May 2016
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 Datenakquisition und Produktgenerierung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > International Ground Segment
Deposited By: Höppner, Dr. Kathrin
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 10:50
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:14

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