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11 August 2015 Sea Ice Prediction Network Webinar

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am Alaska Daylight Time (Anchorage, GMT-08:00) on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Title: Industry Needs for Seasonal and Sub-seasonal Sea Ice Information and Predictions

Presenters: Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Adrienne Tivy, National Research Council of Canada

This webinar will provide a brief overview of contrasts and commonalities between sea ice variables relevant for geophysical or climate research and those relevant for operational needs in Arctic seas. The presentation will focus on two key events in the seasonal ice cycle, freeze-up and break-up, and draw on examples from Alaska and Canadian waters. Specific information needs of the maritime industry will be explored in more detail including a brief review of how specific sea ice information such as freeze-up enters into the regulatory and operations process. A review of how industry needs are currently addressed, including a discussion of key gaps, will identify specific questions relevant in the context of sea ice predictions.

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5 May 2015 Sea Ice Prediction Network Webinar

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Alaska Daylight Time (Anchorage, GMT-08:00) on Tuesday, 5 May 2015.

Title: Observations of Arctic Snow and Sea Ice Thickness from Satellite and Airborne Surveys

Presenter: Nathan Kurtz of NASA's Cryospheric Sciences Lab at Goddard.

The presentation focused on the current state and availability of snow and sea ice thickness data from NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne surveys and the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite mission. The accuracy and limitations of these operational data sets was also discussed to place the utility of the data in context for use in a variety of study areas.

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3 March 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 10:00 am-11:00 am Alaska Standard Time

The webinar on "Sea Ice Modeling: Characteristics and Processes Critical for the Radiation Budget" was designed for the sea ice research community and others interested in learning about sea ice modeling from the global climate model perspective. The speaker was Elizabeth Hunke, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

This webinar provided an overview that includes topics in sea ice modeling from the global climate modeling perspective, highlighting recent development work within the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model CICE, sometimes referred to as the Community Ice CodE, to more accurately represent sea ice characteristics and processes critical for the radiation budget of the ice pack.

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