Latest satellite images used for mapping of the sea ice
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The SENTINEL-1 mission includes a C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor. The SAR has the advantage of operating at wavelengths not affected by cloud cover or a lack of daylight and can acquire data over a site during day or night time under all weather conditions. It can operate in different imaging modes with resolution down to 5 m and swath coverage up to 400 km.
The image shown here is recorded in Extra Wide (400 km) swath mode with a spatial medium resolution of 93x87 m and a HV-polarization. The image is updated at regular intervals throughout the day, and the latest available data are added to the mosaic.
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