April 14, 2010
CryoSat-2′s radar altimeter is able to measure the freeboard of sea ice, that is the height of ice protruding above the water. From the freeboard, the ice thickness can be derived.
Credits: ESA ““ AOES Medialab
Topics: Environment, Aircraft instruments, Measuring instruments, European Space Agency, ESA, Freeboard, CryoSat, Space-Based Radar, Altimeter, Radar altimeter, Radar, Space exploration