Congratulations to Malin Johansson, Camilla Brekke, Gunnar Spreen and Jennifer King on getting the paper X-, C-, and L-band SAR signatures of newly formed sea ice in Arctic leads during winter and spring accepted for publication in the high impact journal Remote Sensing of Environment.

The paper makes use of an extensive synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data set from the Arctic Ocean spanning a time period from January to June 2015, with the aim of identifying parameters that can be used to accurately separate newly formed sea ice from the surroundings. Newly formed sea ice areas both provide favorable routing for ship traffic, and are key to Arctic climate science because they enable heat exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere.