Lake Ice Classification from Sentinel-1, 2015-2017, Barrow, Alaska (US)

Duguay, Claude R.; Wang, Junqian

Weekly lake ice classifications distinguish grounded ice and floating ice in lakes based on Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B synthetic aperture radar time-series with a resolution of 18 m in mid to late April, 2015-2017. The dataset contains two classes: grounded ice (CLASS 1) and floating ice (CLASS 2). 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).

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Duguay, Claude R.

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Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.889727
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute H2O Geomatics Inc.
Publication Date 2018-05-08
Version 1.0
Product group ColdSpot CSP
Product Lake Ice Classification
Sensor Sentinel-1
  • Lake Ice Classification
Variables [Units]
  • Lake Ice [Classes]: 1 - Grounded ice, 2 - Floating ice
Region Alaska
Spatial Reference EPSG:32604 WGS 84 / UTM zone 4N
Spatial Resolution 18 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 70.68 to 71.29, Longitude -157.67 to -155.53
Temporal Coverage April, 2015-2017
Temporal Resolution Weekly
Format Geotiff

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