The OSI SAF – Global Sea Ice Monitoring for Operational Weather and Ocean Forecasting

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Numerical weather prediction (NWP) which is the backbone of modern weather forecasting needs daily accurate updates of earth surface parameters. One of these parameters is sea ice. The variations in sea ice impact the ocean-atmosphere fluxes of heat, momentum and water, and thereby the development of both local as well as large scale weather systems.

Numerical weather prediction (NWP) which is the backbone of modern weather forecasting needs daily accurate updates of earth surface parameters. One of these parameters is sea ice. The variations in sea ice impact the ocean-atmosphere fluxes of heat, momentum and water, and thereby the development of both local as well as large scale weather systems.

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