A Seasonal Sea Ice Monitoring Site (SIMS)
Principal Investigator: Barber, David G. (10)
Licence Number: 12018
Organization: University of Waterloo; Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science
Licensed Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: E. LeDrew; C. Livingstone; D. Flett; R. De Abreu; T. Papakyriakou; M. Manore; S. Reddan; M. Shokr;

Objective(s): To develop an understanding of physical processes operating across the ocean-ice-atmosphere interface - to link these processes to both geophysical and biophysical characteristics of this interface and - to develop methodologies by which these characteristics can be measured remotely using current and near future remote sensing technologies;

Project Description: The primary objective of the research is to characterize the physical processes of the ice/ocean/atmosphere interface and to develop the capability to measure the pertinent variables using remote sensing data. The operational monitoring which can be provided by satellite remote sensing, is a necessary prerequisite to understanding the impacts of CO2 induced warming of the ice covered regions of the Canadian Arctic.