2019 HiMAC Seminar on Observations and Assimilation for Lake Ice and Sea Ice

On 27thJune, 2019, the Working Group on High Mountain and Polar Cold Regions (HiMAC) held a seminar on the lake ice and sea ice observations and assimilation, in Beijing, China. The seminar was supported by INTAROS counterpart project - MARIS (Multi-Parameters Arctic Environmental Observations and Information Services) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China, and the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The event hosted more than 40 participants from Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR-CAS), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP-CAS) and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS-CAS) of Chinese Academy of sciences, National Marine Environment Forecasting Center (NMEFC), Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC), Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, Beijing Normal University (BNU), Dalian University of Technology (DUT), and others attended the event.

The topics covered during this special event included: the monitoring of lake changes and its ice coverage over the high mountain Asia, with special focus on the Third Pole, through the space earth observations; sea ice concentration and thickness retrieval over Earth Poles; research on the polar environment change; the remote connection between the lake ice in the inland area, and the sea ice in the North Sea area.

Scientists from these two project consortiums and invited speakers exchanged recent results and findings, followed by a roundtable discussion on the future development of the lake ice, river ice, and sea ice and the hydrological regime (surface water system) of the Greenland using Earth observation technology and facilitate comparative research for the Earth three poles.

The meeting was hosted in Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, as an interim discussion and scientific exchanges in 2019.
Group Photo for the Seminar on the Observations and Assimilation
for Lake Ice and Sea Ice over High Mountain and Polar Cold Regions (HiMAC)
Meeting ongoing with an opening talk from Multi-Parameters
Arctic Environmental Observations and Information Services (MARIS) project
(Contact: Dr. YubaoQiu, qiuyb@aircas.ac.cn)