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Sea Ice

The challenge is to improve and validate the ice concentration retrieval algorithms in the summer season

Sea ice monitoring is important for documenting climate change and validating models. Sea ice concentration and extent is perhaps the best-observed climate variable in the Arctic with four decades of systematic monitoring. However, there is a significant uncertainty in retrieval of quantitative data on sea ice concentration from microwave satellite data due to melt-ponds. The challenge is to improve and validate the ice concentration retrieval algorithms in the summer season. 

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