Aratos Earth Observation Data Platform supports a new map layer for Climate Monitoring.

In the renewed system of Aratos Earth Observation Data Platform the up-to-date Lake Ice Extent (LIE) layer is added. Lake Ice Extent classifies ice for freshwater bodies, per cloud-free pixel, into:

  • • fully snow-covered ice,
  • • partially snow-covered ice/clear ice and
  • • open water.

Lake ice is a good climate indicator and interesting parameter in hydrological modelling, weather prediction and, after integration over time, estimating dates for ice phenology events (ice break-up, ice-off).

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