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Goal

The polar regions, including the Arctic and Antarctic, are changing rapidly. Our capabilities to remotely monitor the state of the polar regions are increasing greatly. Satellite and airborne technologies have been deployed and further improvements are underway. Meanwhile, algorithms have been developed to retrieve important parameters and further improvements are underway to maximize the effectiveness of available remote sensing data. These technologies and algorithms promise to greatly increase our understanding of variations in sea ice, ocean and ice sheet. However, so much information is scattered out there. It is challenging to find exactly what you are looking for by just Googling it. A group of scientists from Beijing Normal University and University at Albany developed this web site as a "one-stop shop" for the current state of Polar sea ice, ocean and ice sheet. This website provides real-time (or near real-time) key parameters derived from a variety of operational satellites in an understandable, accessible and credible way. To achieve this, we remap and reprocess currently well-calibrated parameters, and/or improve and develop algorithms to retrieve new parameters. The image and data provided here delivers information for decision-making communities and supports polar predictions. 

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Group Member

Xiao Cheng(Leader, Beijing Normal University, China)

Jiping Liu(Leader, University at Albany, SUNY, USA)

Yan Liu(Beijing Normal University, China)

Yifan Ding(Beijing Normal University, China)

Teng Li(Beijing Normal University, China)