The Sea Ice CCI team is pleased to announce the release of a full reprocessing of the Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) v2.0 ECV. The release provides Climate Data Record (CDR) of SIC over the polar regions, derived from medium resolution passive microwave satellite data of AMSR-E (2002-2011) and AMSR2 (2012-2015).
Two new CDRs are made available:
• The 25km SIC CDR based on 18.7 GHz and 36.5 GHz imaging channels (http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/c61bfe88-873b-44d8-9b0e-6a0ee884ad95); Read more »
The topic of the workshop is "Retrieval of Total Sea Ice Concentration from AMSR-E and AMSR2 Data using Optimal Estimation Techniques” with specific focus on (1) Next generation sea ice retrieval algorithms including optimal estimation of sea ice and other related geophysical parameters from microwave radiometer data, and (2) Linking between modeling and observational sea ice communities, especially for the development of next generation sea ice models, a natural ground for data assimilation. Read more »
The third progress meeting is hosted by University of Bremen. The main topics of the meeting are to discuss the new version of the SIC and SIT date sets, the validation work and dissemination to users during the remaining part of the project. The progress of the sea ice drift algorithms and the ice age option project are also presented.
The second progress meeting of SICCI Phase 2 was hosted by University of Hamburg and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. The focus of the meeting was to review the progress of the new SIC and SIT data sets and status of deliverables by month 18. The agenda for the meeting is attached.
The SICCI project team had a meeting to kick-off its sea ice drift activities. Hosted at IFREMER (Brest, France), the two-days workshop was aiming at reviewing and consolidating the plans and objectives for the investigations. The methodology to perform algorithm intercomparison was discussed, as well as the design of the Round Robin Data Package (RRDP). These will be further documented in a Product Validation Plan (due end of April 2016). The first results of the algorithm intercomparison are expected by Fall 2016... stay tuned! Read more »
The workshop "Extension and Improvement of the Mean Sea Level estimation in the Arctic regions using space altimetry data” was organised by International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern 15-18 June. The workshop brought together experts working with altimeter data in the Arctic in order to exchange information between the sea ice and sea level research communities. The workshop aimed to develop co-operation between the two expert groups by working together on common problems - namely sea ice and lead detection, retracking and local sea level anomaly determination. Read more »
The ice concentration team had a working meeting at DMI, Copenhagen 10-11 June 2015 to finalise the definition of the RRDP in the phase-2 and discuss relevant tasks, including update of the open water and consolidated ice datasets, thin ice and melt ponds datasets, adding data from new sensors, ERA interim data, buoy data. Technical specifications were also discussed.
The Kick Off meeting of SICCI Phase 2 was held in Oslo at the MET No’s premises in Oslo Science Park on 10 – 11 February 2015. The meeting was attended by 25 participants, representing ESA and all 12 partners of the consortium. Official start date of Phase 2 is 01 February 2015. The minutes of the meeting are available here:
The International Sea-Ice Concentration and Thickness Evaluation and Intercomparison Workshop was organized on 18-19 September 2014 by University of Hamburg at the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC). The workshop was attended by more that 50 participants and the main objective was to evaluate the results of the CCI SEa Ice project. More information about the workshop is found at:
http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/meetings/seaice-conc-2014 Read more »
Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 2
Data now accessible at http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0116