C-ICE 2001

Updated 2001-04-20

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.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

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

Time frame

Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1995 -
Data processing
1995 -
Data reporting
1995 -

Contact information

Contact person
David R. Mosscrop
Department of Geography Isbister Bldg 183 Dafoe Road Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
+1 204 474 6603
+1 204 474 7699
Other project contacts
Director of CEOS Dr. David G. Barber Department of Geography University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba Tel: (204) 474-6981 Fax: (204) 275-8481 Email: dbarber@ms.umanitoba.ca

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)
Seawater/suspended particulate matter
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Our group measures energy balance parameters. Cloud observations Micro (passive and active) imagery (SSM/I and Radarsat) AVHRR


Regions studied
Marine TDC
Other areas
Arctic Archipelago
Stations or areas where observations are made

Truro Island at latitude 75o14.686’N and longitude 97o09.207’W

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Atmospheric TDC
Marine TDC
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
We hold a two year moritorium on new data. Most of the archived data is in CD-ROM format
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Yearly Data Reports are produced.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

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)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

CRYSYS part of NASA Climate Change Program

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