Using the DLR NRT Satellite Imagery Service for the Navigation of Vessels through Sea Ice


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Christine.Wesche [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

The German research vessel Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) was on a cruise through the Weddell Sea to the Ronne Depot at the edge of the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf (cruise PS96) between December 2015 and February 2016. The main objective of this cruise was to supply a joint expedition between AWI and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the ice shelf. Satellite imagery from the German satellites TerraSAR‐X (TSX) and TanDEM‐X (TDX) was used during the cruise to derive sea ice information at a high spatial resolution. This was very useful, since the Weddell Sea region is characterised by a perennial sea ice cover, especially in the southern portion close to the ice shelf edge. Such conditions are challenging to vessel navigation and safety.



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COMNAP Symposium 2016 Winter-Over Challenges, 19 Aug 2016 - 20 Aug 2016, Goa, India.
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44391
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Wesche, C. , Höppner, K. , Diedrich, E. , Kohlberg, E. and Nixdorf, U. (2016): Using the DLR NRT Satellite Imagery Service for the Navigation of Vessels through Sea Ice , COMNAP Symposium 2016 Winter-Over Challenges, Goa, India, 19 August 2016 - 20 August 2016 .


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