Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Research article
05 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 05 Oct 2023

Towards improving short-term sea ice predictability using deformation observations

Anton Korosov, Pierre Rampal, Yue Ying, Einar Ólason, and Timothy Williams

Data sets

Arctic Ocean Physics Analysis and Forecast Copernicus Marine Service

Global Ocean - High Resolution SAR Sea Ice Drift Copernicus Marine Service

Short summary
It is possible to compute sea ice motion from satellite observations and detect areas where ice converges (moves together), forms ice ridges or diverges (moves apart) and opens leads. However, it is difficult to predict the exact motion of sea ice and position of ice ridges or leads using numerical models. We propose a new method to initialise a numerical model from satellite observations to improve the accuracy of the forecasted position of leads and ridges for safer navigation.