Arctic Sea Ice

The Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (ArcticROOS) provide operational monitoring and forecasting services of ocean circulation, water masses, ocean surface conditions, sea ice and biological/chemical constituents in the Arctic Oceans.
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An Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (Arctic ROOS) has been established by a group of 14 member institutions from nine European countries working actively with ocean observation and modelling systems for the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas.

It provides access to sea ice and marine information from the Arctic, including daily processing of microwave remote sensing satellite data are used to generate;

  • Maps of sea ice concentration
  • Time series of Arctic sea ice area and extent
  • Statistical inter-annual comparison of the ice area and extent
  • Comparison of results from different retrieval algorithms

Seasonal and long term observations;