Status of the OSI SAF Sea Ice Products
Eastwood, Steinar1; Tonboe, Rasmus2; Lavergne, Thomas1; Nielsen, Esben2; Larsen, Kristian Rune2; Dybkjaer, Gorm2; Killie, Mari Anne1; Breivik, Lars-Anders1
1Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NORWAY; 2Danish Meteorological Institute, DENMARK
The Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) is a part of EUMETSATs distributed ground segment for processing of satellite data. The OSI SAF delivers products on sea ice, SST, radiative fluxes and wind. For sea ice the OSI SAF has been delivering global operational products since 2005. At present these product includes sea ice concentration, sea ice edge, sea ice type and sea ice drift. The OSI SAF also has a reprocessed sea ice concentration data set from 1978-2009. New products are soon to be operational, including sea ice emissivity, medium resolution ice drift, regional ice edge and ice surface temperature.
In this paper, we will present the status of these products, including validation efforts and monitoring services.