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Differentiating between first-year and multiyear sea ice in the Arctic using microwave-retrieved ice emissivities

Editor’s Highlight—


The authors of this paper try to address a difficult problem of using satellite passive microwave data in differentiating first year from multiyear ice in the Arctic. The proposed method is a physically-based technique and the results demonstrate its superior performance over existing methods. This approach has an important application for retrieving sea ice emissivity at near real-time, which was not possible in previous studies or operations.