Climate datasets derived from satellite images represent the most useful sources for monitoring and investigating present and (short) past climate, in order to understand the climate change evolution. In this work, a subset of AMSR-E and AMSR-2 Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) data set retrieved from the archive of the Institute of Environmental Physics (IEP) of the University of Bremen, is investigated in order to assess the variability and a possible significant trend of sea ice area over the East Greenland Sea during the period 2003 – 2013. The target area goes, approximately, from 60 to 85N and from 45W to 20E. The analysis sho ws that the strong decline of Arctic sea-ice extent in the last 10 years is not observed in the Greenland Sea, suggesting that large reductions have occurred in the Canadian and Russian Arctic. Similar preliminary investigations over West Greenland Sea and Bering Sea are being carried out. Besides, for approximately the same period and target area, ATOVS tropospheric humidity and temperature fields and AVHRR fractional clouds cover (CFC) datasets have been collected from the Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM-SAF), to perform and analyze the correlation with sea ice area. As expected, results show a high anti-correlation between air temperature (and also tropospheric humidity) with observed sea ice area.
Sea Ice Area Investigation over the East Greenland Sea during 2003-13 / Boccolari, Mauro; Guerrieri, Lorenzo; Parmiggiani, Flavio. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 14th EMS / 10th ECAC tenutosi a Prague, Czeck Republic nel 6-10 October 2014.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Autore/i:||Boccolari, Mauro; Guerrieri, Lorenzo; Parmiggiani, Flavio|
|Titolo:||Sea Ice Area Investigation over the East Greenland Sea during 2003-13|
|Nome del convegno:||14th EMS / 10th ECAC|
|Luogo del convegno:||Prague, Czeck Republic|
|Data del convegno:||6-10 October 2014|
|Citazione:||Sea Ice Area Investigation over the East Greenland Sea during 2003-13 / Boccolari, Mauro; Guerrieri, Lorenzo; Parmiggiani, Flavio. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 14th EMS / 10th ECAC tenutosi a Prague, Czeck Republic nel 6-10 October 2014.|
|Tipologia||Abstract in Atti di Convegno|
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