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Potential Improved Sea Ice Analyses and Forecasts via Assimilation of Sea Ice Motions


This project is funded by Naval Research Laboratory grant N00173-04-P-6210

Objective

To improve understanding of sea ice model dynamics by estimating relatively small-scale motions at daily and sub-daily timescales

Collaborators

Walt Meier is the PI.

Project Summary

AMSR-E has more than double the spatial resolution of previous passive microwave remote sensing instruments. This allows it to obtain much more precise sea ice motion estimates and have the potential to great increase operational ice analyses and forecasts. They will also improve understanding of sea ice model dynamics by estimating relatively small-scale motions at daily and sub-daily timescales. The spatial resolution is high enough that it may even be able to obtain reasonable estimates of ice deformation on daily time scales.

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