Workshop: Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
18 February 2013 to 19 February 2013
Where: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizers announce that the 2nd International Workshop on Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration will take place 18-19 February 2013. It will be convened at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Office, and the Danish Meteorological Institute.

Sea ice concentration from satellite microwave radiometry is the primary source of information on the annual sea ice extent minimum as well as a large variety of other properties of the large-scale sea ice cover of the Earth. For this workshop, organizers invite scientists developing and/or applying algorithms to derive sea ice concentration to participate in discussions of mutual interest. The theme of the workshop will be passive microwave sea ice concentration algorithm inter-comparison and validation, and participants will deal with topics such as algorithm inter-comparison, ice concentration validation in different regions and seasons, establishment of a common open validation database, and new algorithm developments including fusion of microwave radiometer data with other data sources.

Organizers encourage participants to register their participation by emailing Leif Toudal Pedersen (ltp [at] dmi [dot] dk) as soon as possible, and no later than Sunday, 20 January 2013. The email should include a tentative presentation title for work related to the above topics.