Project Description

Towards a reconciled estimate of Arctic sea ice mass.

The main objective of this project is to derive a reconciled estimate of Arctic sea ice mass balance using data from the most advanced, recent EO missions, namely ESA’s ERS, Envisat, CryoSat and SMOS missions and NASA’s ICESat mission, and state-of-the-art numerical models. Numerous processing methods have been developed and estimates of seasonal and interannual ice volume changes have been published. We will collect these different data sets and apply unified methods when converting freeboard to thickness and then mass over consistent regions and time periods.

The planned work will fulfill the aim of exploring, developing and validating different approaches to improve sea ice mass estimates and their application; to develop a new prototype processor; and to produce and validate an experimental dataset of improved, multi-product Arctic ice thickness, volume and mass.


Project Details

  • Team

    isardSAT Poland, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, York University (Canada), Finish Meteorological Institute

  • Duration


  • Tags

    • Arctic
    • Ice
    • Environment
    • Big data