Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar
The Sea Ice Index: A Resource for Cryospheric Knowledge Mobilization
by Ann Windnagel, NOAA@NSIDC, University of Colorado Boulder
Abstract: The NOAA@NSIDC team is the small NOAA contingent at NSIDC that leverages NASA support to develop products for researchers, but also products that are easy for the public to use and understand. Primary among these is the Sea Ice Index. When the Sea Ice Index started as a prototype sea ice extent product in 2001, no one envisioned that it would become the flagship product that it is today. The impetus for and the history of the Sea Ice Index will be discussed along with its evolution to a product that bridges the gap between
sea ice science and the public.