Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Technical note
11 Mar 2021
Technical note |  | 11 Mar 2021

Technical note: A sensitivity analysis from 1 to 40 GHz for observing the Arctic Ocean with the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer

Lise Kilic, Catherine Prigent, Carlos Jimenez, and Craig Donlon

Data sets

Reference dataset for sea ice concentration L. T. Pedersen, R. Saldo, N. Ivanova, S. Kern, G. Heygster, R. Tonboe, M. Huntemann, B. Ozsoy, F. Ardhuin, and L. Kaleschke

Model code and software

Line-by-line microwave radiative transfer (non-scattering) P. W. Rosenkranz

Short summary
The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) is one of the high-priority satellite missions of the Copernicus program within the European Space Agency. It is designed to respond to the European Union Arctic policy. Its channels, incidence angle, precisions, and spatial resolutions have been selected to observe the Arctic Ocean with the recommendations expressed by the user communities. In this note, we present the sensitivity analysis that has led to the choice of the CIMR channels.