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This page provides some examples of data animations made from images created from data from the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder data. This page provides access to specialized movies. A much more extensive movie page is also available. If you want the original image data from which these images were derived, click on the Image Data, Data Search, or Derived Products links. Moves are copyright BYU (2000-2012).

QuikSCAT/ASCAT Icebergs (QuikSCAT and ASCAT)

This image at (JD 215, 2009) is one frame of a movie [ AVI (61 MB) | Gif (22 MB) | MPEG (1,4 MB)] showing the motion of icebergs in the Weddell Sea as observed simultaneously by the Ku-band QuikSCAT and the C-band ASCAT scatterometers. The differences in sensitivity and resolution of the two sensors are apparent. These images were generated in near-real time by the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder. (Images copyright BYU, 2012.)

Greenland 2012 melt event (QuikSCAT and ASCAT)

This image at (JD 189, 2009) is one frame of a movie [ Gif (9.8 MB) ] showing the progress of an extraordinary melt event that covered most of Greenlandin 2012. These false color RGB images were created from single day images of Ku-band data from QuikSCAT and C-band data from ASCAT. Red is the QuikSCAT H-pol sigma-0 (46 deg incidence angle), Green is the QuikSCAT V-pol sigma-0 (54 deg incidence angle), and Blue is the ASCAT V-pol sigma-0 at 40 deg incidence angle. The images reveals the power of multi-band scatterometry for observing the polar region. Hues visible in the image are as follows: Purple corresponds to land. Summer melt on the ice sheet periphery is the darker region between the white and purple regions. Refrozen melt-zone is bright white. Unmelted firn in central Greenland is brown and gold (Missing data results in colored artifacts on some days. Rapid changes during the day produce noise-like artifacts.) These images were generated in near-real time by the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder. (Images copyright BYU, 2012.)

QuikSCAT Ice age (QuikSCAT)

This image is one frame of a movie [ animated gif (79 MB)] showing a time series of first year and multiyear sea ice in the Arctic classified from QuikSCAT data. White is MY ice, light grey is FY ice, mid gray is open ocean, dark grey is land, and black is ocean masked out of the processsing. Note that once the summer melt season starts, surviving ice is labeled as MY. (Images copyright BYU, 2015.)