Aerial Photography of first-year sea ice melt ponds for Arctic-ICE 2012

During each survey, an ¿X¿ pattern was flown over McDougall Sound at 1524 m (5000 ft), followed by a grid pattern over the primary field study site at 610 m (2000ft). On 02 July, the flight was extended to include coverage of region of older ice types to the north of Little Cornwallis Island and to coincide with a RADARSAT-2 pass over the area surveyed. A Canon G10 camera mounted to an open hatch in the rear of a twin otter acquired digital images at rates resulting in ~10% overlap, depending on ground speed and altitude variations. Image acquisition rates and camera settings were controlled using a laptop with the PSRemote camera capture software, allowing for adjustments due to ground speed and altitude variations. At 1542 m flying height, each captured image covered a swath of 1872 m with a pixel size estimated at 0.54 m; at 610 m flying height the swath was 749 m and the pixel size 0.22 m. Images have been stored in ".tiff" format for further processing (feature extraction).

Metadata Access
Creator David Barber; Randall Scharien; Jack Landy; John Yackel; Megan Shields
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2013
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact dbarber(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Photography
Spatial Coverage (-97.556W, 74.611S, -94.891E, 76.268N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-06-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-07-02T00:00:00Z