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Multi-satellite floe size distribution of Arctic sea ice 2000-2020
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01650

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Abstract:
This dataset contains the floe size distribution (FSD) data derived from multi-satellite imagery data acquired across the Arctic Ocean. Satellite imagery data includes high-resolution visible images from the USGS Global Fiducials Library (MEDEA), TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X and Worldview-3 (WV3). The derived data contain floe size (calliper diameter), shape factor, minor/major axis, perimeter and area of the floes. This data set has been used to investigate the characteristics of the FSD during major seasonal evaluation stages of Arctic sea ice floes. The retrieval of the FSD data was done by the University of Huddersfield team.

This work was funded by NERC MOSAiC program NE/S002545/1.

Keywords:
Arctic, floe size distribution, lateral melt, melt fragmentation, sea ice, wave fracture

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