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SGerland- CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group


The CliC Arctic sea ice working group was started in 2007/08, and has the goal to develop and implement standard measurement protocols for Arctic sea ice, to integrate surface-based observations with remote sensing and modeling efforts, and to foster international partnerships in Arctic sea ice research. The challenge is to define the important questions and to put the different pieces together to answer these questions, as well as to standardize measurement practices and archive data. Examples of progress from the working group activities are the Arctic expedition website (, which lists the different Arctic sea ice experiments, with points of contacts and measurement plans, as well as Ice Watch, which was a project to develop a software package that shows observational data. The CliC sea ice working group has held several workshops to bring together experts from the different sea ice communities, and has written workshop reports and workshop summaries published in EOS.  The next workshop will be in June 2013 in Tromsø. The goal will be to develop connections between international groups involved in sea ice modeling, observations, and remote sensing, to determine observational needs for sea ice models, to explore future areas to best fill knowledge gaps and improve sea ice modeling capabilities to predict future ice states. This workshop will also include more representatives of the Antarctic sea ice community than in previous workshops, to better connect the two communities.

Presented by Sebastian Gerland, Norwegian Polar Institute, at the 9th CliC Scientific Steering Group meeting in Potsdam, Germany 2013.

Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008
(Media / Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008)
Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008 from ERS and ICESat: Gains exceed losses - Presented by Jay Zwally, NASA Goddard, USA
(Media / 2012-Boundary-Layer-Workshop-Report)
The atmosphere-ocean boundary layer in which sea ice resides includes many complex processes that require a more realistic treatment in GCMs, particularly as models move toward full earth system descriptions. The primary purpose of the workshop was to define and discuss such coupled processes...
2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News
(Media / 2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News)
- CliC Scientific Steering Group (comings and goings) - Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models - Global Prediction: Permafrost - Operational Sea-Ice Analysis and Forecasting at - Arctic Council Climate and Cryosphere Project - Seasonal Forecast of Antarctic Sea Ice - The Global...

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