sipn logo fullOn Tuesday August 23rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Alaska Daylight Time (UTC-8), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) will host a webinar talk about uncertainty in sea ice estimates with Walt Meir from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the US.

From the SIPN web page:

“The webinar will focus on uncertainty in sea ice extent estimates from remotely-sensed data. Arctic sea ice extent estimates from remote sensing data (e.g., passive microwave sensors like Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System [AMSR-E] and others) are widely used to project sea ice trends, initialize models, and evaluate model forecasts. As with all kinds of remote observations, this method of estimating sea ice extent has strengths and weaknesses that result in unique kinds of uncertainty.

To date, however, little effort has been made to provide an uncertainty range of extent estimates from satellite data. Meier will discuss our current understanding of these issues and propose various methods of estimating extent uncertainty, with the aim of improving analyses of sea ice extent trends and variability. Time for participant questions will follow the presentation.”

Those interested in participating are asked to register for this event via a link provided on the SIPN web page on the website of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)