Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes an airborne version of a microwave radiometer, which can be used to monitor sea ice from space.
One such instrument was recently flown over the Arctic to test its ability to deliver accurate data for the Copernicus mission.
The imaging system will provide critical information on specific characteristics of sea ice, such as its composition and age.
Ultimately, the observation system will provide new insight into how the Arctic is responding to climate change.
Video Credit: European Space Agency