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Information on sea ice is important for shipping and fishery. The extension and movement of sea-ice areas can be detected with the imagery of the MTSAT and NOAA satellites. In the MTSAT visible imagery below (Imagery-1), the details of the sea-ice area can be detected due to its higher spatial resolution. In the microwave imagery of the NOAA satellite (Imagery-2), the sea-ice area can be detected with less influence from the clouds, although it cannot be detail. (The brighter areas indicated by the red arrows are sea ice.)
|Imagery-1: MTSAT-1R visible imagery
00 - 06 UTC on January 12, 2006.
|Imagery-2: NOAA-17 microwave imagery
January 12, 2006.