Pre-operational Sentinel-3 snow and ice products (SICE)

Pre-operational Sentinel-3 snow and ice products (SICE) is a 12 month contract (4000125043/18/I-NB) spanning year 2019.

SICE is to deliver an automated open source processing chain using Sentinel-3 OLCI and SLSTR data to determine a dry/wet snow and clean/polluted bare ice spectral and broadband optical albedo 1 km daily product for land ice (glaciers, ice caps, ice sheet).

SICE is

Jason E. Box1, Kenneth D. Mankoff1, Alexander Kokhanovsky2

collaborating with Carsten Brockmann3, Olaf Danne3 and Maxim Lamare4

1 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Copenhagen, Denmark

2 VITROCISET, Darmstadt, Germany

3 Brockmann Consult, Geesthacht, Germany

4 Meteo France, division in Grenoble, France

SICE evolved from Sentinel-3 has evolved from the European Space Agency (ESA) Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM)Sentinel-3 for Science, Land Study 1: Snow (ESRIN Contract 4000118926/16/I-NB S34SCI Land Study 1. Snow) that ran 16 Dec 2016 – 29 Jan, 2019.

geus cnrs bc

Jason E. Box and Kenneth D. Mankoff – Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Alexander Kokhanovsky, Olaf Danne and Carsten Brockmann – Brockmann Consult GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany

Maxim Lamare and Ghislain Picard – Institute des Géoscience de l’Environnement (IGE), Grenoble, France c/o Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

Marie Dumont – Météo France c/o Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

ESA Technical Officer – Michael Kern, PhD, Earth and Mission Science Division, ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1, NL-2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands

This project starts providing processors to generate snow and ice optical products for the land ice cryosphere and snow covered areas, that extend the coverage of NASA MODIS data into the future now with Sentinel-3A operating since Oct 2016 and Sentinel-3B also now operating.