'What's new' archives
The 2010 and 2011 Arctic Ocean Minimum Sea Ice Extents satellite images updated
From 2010 and onwards, the Canadian Ice Service will be using MODIS composites to display the minimum sea ice extents in the Arctic Ocean in mid-September.
Ice Product Title modifications
The following ice products' titles have been changed:
|Previous Title||New Title|
|Daily Ice Analysis Chart||Daily Ice Chart|
|Daily Ice Analysis Chart - Concentration||Daily Ice Chart - Concentration|
|Daily Ice Analysis Chart - Stage||Daily Ice Chart - Stage of Development|
|Daily Image Analysis Chart (Colour)||Image Analysis Chart (Colour)|
|English Daily Ice Hazard Bulletin||English Daily Ice Forecasts|
|French Daily Ice Hazard Bulletin||French Daily Ice Forecasts|
|Weekly and Monthly Regional Ice Chart - Concentration||Weekly Regional Ice Chart - Concentration|
|Weekly and Monthly Regional Ice Chart - Stage||Weekly Regional Ice Chart - Stage of Development|
Proposed change to the Arctic 30-day ice forecasts
The Canadian Ice Service is proposing a new format for the Arctic 30-day ice forecasts with an easier to read format for the clients. The content has not been modified. The proposed format for the 30-day ice forecast has the forecast information separated by areas.
The structure of the bulletin would be:
- Summary of ice and weather for the past two weeks,
- Significant events during the past two weeks,
- Significant forecasts for the next two weeks, and
- Ice forecasts by area for the next two weeks followed by an outlook for another two weeks.
Depending upon feedback received from clients, this new format could be implemented as a permanent change for the summer 2012. Please send your feedback to Contact the Ice Service.
Arctic Daily Ice Charts
The Canadian Ice Service has added four new daily ice charts. These charts are called: Canada Basin, Alert, Arctic Ocean and the North Pole. These charts and image analysis for the area can be found in the Arctic Ocean section of the CIS click map. The daily charts are produced when there is shipping in the area.
Archived daily ice charts for these areas will be available online eventually. Please check future “What’s new” announcements for details of implementation.
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