The paper SAR and Passive Microwave Fusion Scheme: A Test Case on Sentinel-1/AMSR-2 for Sea Ice Classification lead by a CIRFA PhD student Eduard Khachatrian just got published in the Geophysical Research Letters. Congratulations!

The Earth’s land and ocean surface is monitored from space using different sensors mounted on various satellite platforms. Each type of sensor has its advantages and limitations. Combining data from different sensors can potentially solve ambiguities in information retrievals associated with the use of only a single sensor. Here, we apply a multi-sensor fusion scheme that can be used for various data combinations in order to extract relevant information. The main goal of this work is to explore the potential of simultaneously applying two sensors for sea ice mapping and monitoring, namely synthetic aperture radar and passive microwave radiometers, in order to improve the separation of sea ice types.