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Ice Cover

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Example of the Ice Concentration (%) over the Great Lakes (left) as generated by the GOES-R Ice Cover and Concentration algorithm using MODIS Aqua data on 24 February 2008. Aqua MODIS true color image is shown on the right for reference.
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The Ice Cover and Concentration product algorithm will use the reflectance properties of the 0.86 and 0.64 µm ABI bands to identify the presence and concentration of ice. Output of this algorithm is available to other algorithms, which require knowledge of the ice information. The determination of Ice Cover and the estimation of Ice Concentration are also important for planning commercial shipping transportation, short-term weather forecasting, water management, and damage control. Long-term records of ice mask and concentration data are valuable for climate change study.