Sea Ice at Spitsbergen, Barents Sea, Artic Ocean

Instrument: E-SAR (L-Band)

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Sea Ice at Spitsbergen, Barents Sea, Artic Ocean
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Sea ice in the Barents Sea east of Spitsbergen, (approx. 600 miles from North Pole). The Barents Sea is part of the Artic Ocean. The image originates from a joint campaign of DLR-HR with the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany. Both optical and SAR images were acquired during the campaign for the study of sea ice.

Location: Barents Sea, Spitsbergen, Norway
Time: 20 April 2005, 13:37-13:53 (UTC)
Instrument: E-SAR
Platform: Aircraft (Dornier Do228-212)
Wavelength: 23cm (L-Band)
Polarisation: HH-HV-VV (red-green-blue)
Image Content: Radar reflectivity in three polarisations
Image Geometry: Slant range projected to ground (ground range)
Image Size: 3136x 1964 (cutout from original image)
Pixel Size: 0.94m x 1.49m (flight direction x slant range)
Resolution: 2.50m x 2.20m, looks: 4 x 1
(c) DLR-HR
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