A Seasonal Sea Ice Monitoring Site (SIMS)

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, sea ice, geophysics, biophysics

Principal Investigator: Barber, David G. (10)
Licence Number: 12279
Organization: Department of Geography, University of Waterloo; Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science
Licensed Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: T. Agnew, R. de Abreu, D. Flett, M. Gregotski, E. LeDrew, M. Manore, K. Misurak, R. Pac, T. Papakyriakou, J. Piwowar, M. Shokr.

Objective(s): Objectives are to: (1) develop an understanding of physical processes operating across the ocean-ice-atmosphere interface; (2) link these processes to both geophysical and biophysical features of this interface; and (3) 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 done using satellite remote sensing, is a necessary prerequisite to understanding the impacts of C02-induced warming of the ice-covered regions of the Canadian Arctic.