Lake Ice Classification from Sentinel-1A, 2015 & 2017, Mackenzie Delta, Beaufort Sea Region (CA)

Duguay, Claude R.; Kyung-Kuk, Kang

Weekly lake ice classifications distinguish grounded ice and floating ice in lakes based on Sentinel-1A synthetic aperture radar time-series with a resolution between 19 m in April and May, 2015 & 2017. Three versions of the product are provided using three different algorithms: 1) image thresholding (THRESH), 2) unsupervised image segmentation using K-means classification (KMEANS), and 3) unsupervised image segmentation using the Iterative Region Growing with Semantics (IRGSEM) algorithm. All version contain two classes: grounded ice (CLASS 1) and floating ice (CLASS 2).

More information about image processing and classification can be found in the product guide.

To request access to data please contact GlobPermafrost.

Interested parties will be granted the user password.


Duguay, Claude R.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute H2O Geomatics Inc.
Publication Date
Version 1.0
Product group ColdSpot CSP
Product Lake Ice Classification
Sensor Sentinel-1
  • Lake Ice Classification
Variables [Units]
  • Class 1: Grounded ice
  • Class 2: Floating ice
Region Beaufort Sea Region
Spatial Reference EPSG:32604 WGS 84 / UTM zone 8N
Spatial Resolution 19 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 68.04 to 69.83, Longitude -136.74 to -131.40
Temporal Coverage April & May, 2015 & 2017
Temporal Resolution weekly
Format Geotiff

Dataset extent

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.