Useful Resources to Track the Ice Cover in the Ross Sea
Hey everyone, here are some of the websites that we will use this semester to track the sea ice cover in the Ross Sea:
This website is the home page of NASA where you can search anything about what is going on in the world. There are satellite images and facts that we will use to aid in our research of the Ross Sea.
This website talks about the forecast of the region of Antarctica. It also shows images of the area both from the satellites and from the surface observations. It also gives details of temperatures and wind speeds.
This website has images showing AMSR-E sea ice concentrations that are calculated daily in near real time. The website is part of the GMES project Polar View and of the Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (Arctic ROOS).
This website has images of ice concentrations and snow depth for different areas. The timeseries of regional sea ice area and anomalies are also provided and updated daily. This data comes from the Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois
The images on this website are from passive microwave satellite data and they show the most recent daily sea ice conditions. They also give you the choice of looking at more close up images of the East and West Ross Sea Ice Shelf areas and they have archived data from 2002 so we will be able to look back and compare changes in sea ice cover from years past to this year. This data is provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.