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Eulerian approach

Measuring sea ice in motion on the basis of a static system.

In the “Eulerian approach”, the motion of sea ice is determined using satellite-based images (e.g. from active and passive microwave sensors). In this regard, in consecutive images, characteristic qualities and changes in them are assessed in a defined coordinate system in order to measure sea-ice motion. The advantage of this method is its substantial spatial coverage.