The Collaborative Interdisciplinary Cryospheric Experiment (C-ICE) is a multi-year field experiment that incorporates many individual projects, each with autonomous goals and objectives. The science conducted has directly evolved from research relating to one of four general themes: i. sea ice energy balance; ii. numerical modeling of atmospheric processes; iii. remote sensing of snow covered sea ice; and iv. ecosystem studies.
Our group measures energy balance parameters. Cloud observations Micro (passive and active) imagery (SSM/I and Radarsat) AVHRR
Truro Island at latitude 75o14.686’N and longitude 97o09.207’W
Several agencies have contributed to the success of this C-ICE field campaign. These include the Polar Continental Shelf Project (EMR) for logistical field support; The Canadian Ice Service (CIS), Environment Canada for logistical field support and RADARSAT data; the Meteorological Service of Canada/CRYSYS (MSC), Downsview Ontario; the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (ADRO) for RADARSAT data, NRCan, Ottawa Ontario; the Northern Studies Training Program (NSTP); a NASA grant to Dr. David. Barber for ERS-2 and RADARSAT data through the Alaska SAR Facility (ASF); a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grant and an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant, each to Dr. Barber. Thanks also to the University of Manitoba, especially the Department of Geography for their ongoing support of this research. NASA Japan (at times)
CRYSYS part of NASA Climate Change Program
Annual Data reports will be available on our web site. www.umanitoba.ca/ceos CEOS is the Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba