Earth Observation and Modelling

TEMPO - Temporal Evolution of Melt Pond characteristics in different Arctic sea ice regimes

Improving the predictive capabilities for the development of Arctic sea ice cover strongly depends on a better understanding of the ice-albedo feedback mechanism. There is still a lack of knowledge about the temporal and spatial dynamics of melt ponds and their role in the Arctic climate and ecosystem. Using a combination of multi- and hyperspectral airborne imagery and bio-optical modelling we aim to quantify melt pond fraction and depth in different ice regimes.