To promote and facilitate research and developments leading to better sea-ice forecasts, which, through the coupling with the atmosphere and ocean, is expected to enable better forecasts in polar regions (and beyond) more generally.
Foster collaboration between climate and short-to-medium range ice forecasting groups, and between ocean/ice modelling (e.g. FAMOS, CLIVAR) and operational (GOV, IICWG) groups, to advance understanding of sea-ice predictability, data assimilation, modelling, and verification methods across timescales.
- Enhance communication between user groups (ice services, marine operations) and research communities to identify specific needs and provide more targeted products. This is a joint effort with the YOPP SERA Task Team.
- Help coordinate the development of improved sea-ice verification methods and their standardization across the ice forecast communities to facilitate the comparison of products and to provide a clearer understanding of forecast quality by user groups. This is a joint effort with the YOPP Verification Task Team.
- Raise awareness and promote use of YOPP and related data sets that merit more analyses by the sea ice community.
The Sea Ice Task Team coordinates and/or supports a number of key projects that contribute to the above goals. Here, the definition of “project” is very loose and can range from just the formation of interest/discussion groups that keeps each other up to date, to broad and work-intensive projects. A description of these projects can be found here.
Members and Contact
- Amy Solomon (amy.solomon(at)noaa.gov) (co-chair), CIRES, University of Colorado & ESRL/NOAA
- Helge Goessling (helge.goessling(at)awi.de) (co-chair), ICO, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
- Rick Allard (rick.allard(at)nrlssc.navy.mil), Naval Research Laboratory
- Laurent Bertino (laurent.bertino(at)nersc.no), Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
- Ed Blockley (ed.blockley(at)metoffice.gov.uk), Met Office UK
- Barbara Casati (barbara.casati(at)canada.ca), PPP SG, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Robert Grumbine (Robert.grumbine(at)noaa.gov), PPP SG, NOAA/ National Weather Service, Environmental Modeling Center
- Jean-François Lemieux (jean-francois.lemieux(at)canada.ca), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- François Massonnet (francois.massonnet(at)uclouvain.be), UC Louvain
- Lynn Pogson (lynn.pogson(at)canada.ca), Environment and Climate Change Canada, ECCC
- Till Soya Rasmussen (tar(at)dmi.dk), Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
- Ignatius Rigor (ignatius(at)uw.edu), University of Washington
- Axel J. Schweiger (schweig(at)uw.edu), University of Washington
- Steffen Tietsche (Steffen.Tietsche(at)ecmwf.int), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
- Qinghua Yang (yangqh25(at)mail.sysu.edu.cn), PPP SG, Sun Yat-sen University
Greg Smith (Gregory.smith2(at)canada.ca) (co-chair), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)