CIRFA wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear CIRFA-partners, colleagues, and collaborators, 2020 soon becomes history. It has been an extraordinary year for all of us. As society, family, colleagues and friends, we have been faced with challenges no one was prepared for, and we have gone a long way to learn and adapt the way we work and interact. This is…

New paper from the NORSE2019 campaign

Just before Christmas, a new paper is accepted. Knut-Frode Dagestad (MET Norway, left), Oscar Garcia (WaterMapping, LLC, middle), Lars R. Hole (MET Norway, in the back) and Camilla Brekke (UiT, right) collected valuable data during the NORSE2019 campaign and the paper in JGR Oceans and can now be accessed here. The paper is characterizing free…

CIRFA Seminar on Nov. 26 (Ronny Hänsch)

We are pleased to invite you to a talk by Ronny Hänsch, from DLR Germany. Shallow learners are dead – Long live shallow learners! Random Forests in the age of Deep Learning WHEN: 26 November 2020, 15:00-16:00. WHERE: Click here to join the Teams meeting or in the CIRFA corridor.  Welcome! Abstract: The rise of deep…

New journal paper accepted: “Robustness of SAR Sea Ice Type classification across incidence angles and seasons at L-band”

We are happy to announce that a new paper has been accepted. The paper is summarized below. «Robustness of SAR Sea Ice Type classification across incidence angles and seasons at L-band» by Singha, S., Johansson A.M. and Doulgeris, A.P., IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (Early access)  https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9257591 Sea ice maps are provided daily…

PostDoc position on sea-ice data assimilation at MET Norway (Oslo)

MET Norway in Oslo has opened a PostDoc position on sea-ice data assimilation. The main objective of the PostDoc position is to investigate the potential benefits of direct assimilation of Level 2 sea-ice information in the ROMS/CICE Barents-2.5km, using an EnKF. The PostDoc is in the SIRANO project, which collaborates with CIRFA’s WP2 and WP5.…

CIRFA Seminar Nov. 12 (Alexander Komarov)

This is a heads up about the next CIRFA seminar where Alexander Komarov from Environment and Climate Change Canada will talk about: Retrieval of ice information from SAR for data assimilation WHEN: Nov 12, 2020 from 15:00-16:00 WHERE: Join online with Teams or in the CIRFA corridor.  Welcome! Thomas, Andrea and Malin Retrieval of ice information from SAR for data assimilation…

CIRFA Seminar Oct. 22 (Robert Ricker, AWI)

This is a heads up about the next CIRFA seminar where Robert Ricker from AWI will talk about: Evidence for an increasing role of ocean heat in Arctic winter sea ice growth WHEN: Oct 22, 2020 from 14:00-14:30 (Sorry for the short notice) WHERE: Join online with Teams or in the CIRFA corridor. Details below.  Welcome!  Thomas, Andrea and Malin