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  • CIRFA is @ EGU
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-04-16 at 12:09

    During the upcoming 2 weeks, CIRFA is represented with 10 contributions and 2 sessions (co-)convened by CIRFA researchers. Find out more below. Malin Johansson, Suman Singha, Gunnar Spreen, Stephen Howell, Shin-ichi Sobue, and Malcolm Davidson: High spatial and temporal resolution L- and C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data analysis from the yearlong MOSAiC expedition (solicited presentation) … The post CIRFA is @ EGU appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA seminar 15 April: Arttu Jutila (AWI) and Wenkai Guo (UIT)
    by Thomas Kræmer on 2021-04-06 at 07:36

    The next CIRFA seminar will be given by Arttu Jutila from Alfred Wegener Institute and Wenkai Guo from UIT the Arctic University of Norway. WHEN: 15 April 2021, 14:00-15:00.WHERE: Click here to join the meeting on Teams We look forward to seeing you! Thomas, Andrea and Malin On the consistency of airborne sea ice thickness, freeboard,… The post CIRFA seminar 15 April: Arttu Jutila (AWI) and Wenkai Guo (UIT) appeared first on CIRFA.

  • Review article on “Surface currents in operational oceanography: Key applications, mechanisms, and methods”
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-03-24 at 15:41

    A new review article, published by the Journal of Operational Oceanography on March 23, 2020 and funded by CIRFA, presents an overview of dynamics, observation methods and modelling of upper ocean surface currents. The article is an attempt to unify knowledge in between various scientific communities, i.e. remote sensing, modellers, in-situ observationalists and theoreticians. In… The post Review article on “Surface currents in operational oceanography: Key applications, mechanisms, and methods” appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA seminar 25 March: Atsushi Matsuoka
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-03-22 at 12:42

    The next CIRFA seminar will be presented by our colleague Atsushi Matsuoka from the University of New Hampshire. TITLE: Ocean color remote sensing in the Arctic OceanWHEN: 25 March 2021, 14:00-15:00.WHERE: Click here to join the meeting Abstract Climate change is affecting a broad spectrum of marine, terrestrial, atmospheric, and cryospheric environments in high northern… The post CIRFA seminar 25 March: Atsushi Matsuoka appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA seminar 18 March: John Yackel
    by Thomas Kræmer on 2021-03-11 at 07:27

    The next CIRFA seminar will be presented by our colleague John Yackel from University of Calgary. TITLE: The salient role of saline snow on seasonal sea iceWHEN: 18 March 2021, 14:00-15:00.WHERE: Click here to join the meeting Abstract Observations of saline snow in the basal snow layer on Arctic sea ice were first reported in… The post CIRFA seminar 18 March: John Yackel appeared first on CIRFA.

  • The PhD defense of Johannes Lohse takes place on March 11-12
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-03-04 at 10:25

    Johannes Lohse will publically defend his thesis for the PhD degree in Science on «On Automated Classification of Sea Ice Types in SAR Imagery» on Friday March 12 at 14:15. The trial lecture on «Atmospheric and oceanic drivers of Arctic sea ice decline since the turn of the century» is held Thursday March 11 at… The post The PhD defense of Johannes Lohse takes place on March 11-12 appeared first on CIRFA.

  • CIRFA is hiring!
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-25 at 13:29

    We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic PhD fellow with interest in Drift Modelling and Remote Sensing for Coastal Environmental Monitoring! Applications until March 24 will be prioritized. The post CIRFA is hiring! appeared first on CIRFA.

  • The PhD defense of Cornelius Quigley takes place on March 2-3
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-24 at 13:50

    Cornelius Quigley will on Wednesday March 3rd at 12:15 PM publically defend his thesis for the PhD degree in Science. The title of his thesis is «Determination of the Dielectric Properties of Marine Surface Slicks Using Synthetic Aperture Radar». The trial lecture on «Remote Sensing of Marine Surface Films» is held Tuesday March 2nd at… The post The PhD defense of Cornelius Quigley takes place on March 2-3 appeared first on CIRFA.

  • Fieldwork training in Ramfjorden
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-23 at 07:59

    When sea ice forms locally near Tromsø, this creates a perfect opportunity to train, prepare and also test equipment before going into more remote locations. In early February 2021, cold and low snowfall conditions led to 40 cm thick sea ice forming in Ramfjorden. A group of 11 UiT and NPI researchers and students, from… The post Fieldwork training in Ramfjorden appeared first on CIRFA.

  • New paper on Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification
    by Andrea Schneider on 2021-02-15 at 15:40

    A new paper on incident angle (IA) variation of texture features for sea ice classification has been accepted in the Remote Sensing special issue on Remote Sensing of Sea Ice and Icebergs: “Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification” by J. Lohse, A. P. Doulgeris and W. Dierking. Remote Sensing 2021.… The post New paper on Incident Angle Dependence of Sentinel-1 Texture Features for Sea Ice Classification appeared first on CIRFA.