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α Power law exponent 
ΔFL The change in area fraction of large floes 
ΔFS The change in area fraction of small floes 
σ0 Backscattering coefficient 
A Floe area of a floe 
d Mean caliper diameter of a floe 
dmax Maximum caliper diameter of a floe 
dmin Minimum caliper diameter of a floe 
D A mean of mean caliper diameter d for each image 
N Total number of floes 
P Floe perimeter of a floe 
xmin Lower-bound to the power law behavior 
AFOB Arctic Ocean Flux Buoy 
AMSR-2 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 
AWS Automatic Weather Station 
CRREL Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory 
FND Floe number density (km–2
FSD Floe size distribution 
FYI First-year ice 
GFL Global Fiducial Library 
CFND Cumulative w size number density, N(x) 
HRVI High-resolution visible-band image, also referred to as literal imagery derived 
IMB Ice Mass Balance Buoy 
ITP-V Ice-Tethered Profiler with Velocity 
KGC Kernel Graph Cuts 
LSF Least-square fit 
MIZ Marginal ice zone 
MYI Multiyear ice 
ONR Office of Naval Research 
TFND Total floe number density (km–2
TS-X TerraSAR-X 
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar 
SIC Sea ice concentration 
SM StripMap mode, TerraSAR-X 
SC ScanSAR mode, TerraSAR-X 
WB Wave Buoy 
α Power law exponent 
ΔFL The change in area fraction of large floes 
ΔFS The change in area fraction of small floes 
σ0 Backscattering coefficient 
A Floe area of a floe 
d Mean caliper diameter of a floe 
dmax Maximum caliper diameter of a floe 
dmin Minimum caliper diameter of a floe 
D A mean of mean caliper diameter d for each image 
N Total number of floes 
P Floe perimeter of a floe 
xmin Lower-bound to the power law behavior 
AFOB Arctic Ocean Flux Buoy 
AMSR-2 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 
AWS Automatic Weather Station 
CRREL Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory 
FND Floe number density (km–2
FSD Floe size distribution 
FYI First-year ice 
GFL Global Fiducial Library 
CFND Cumulative w size number density, N(x) 
HRVI High-resolution visible-band image, also referred to as literal imagery derived 
IMB Ice Mass Balance Buoy 
ITP-V Ice-Tethered Profiler with Velocity 
KGC Kernel Graph Cuts 
LSF Least-square fit 
MIZ Marginal ice zone 
MYI Multiyear ice 
ONR Office of Naval Research 
TFND Total floe number density (km–2
TS-X TerraSAR-X 
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar 
SIC Sea ice concentration 
SM StripMap mode, TerraSAR-X 
SC ScanSAR mode, TerraSAR-X 
WB Wave Buoy 
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