Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Walt Meier

Research Interests

Observation and analysis of Arctic sea ice conditions

Sea ice motion and age observations

Lagrangian tracking of sea ice properties

Sea ice prediction

Improving access and usability of NASA cryospheric data products

Teaching Profile

Previously taught undergraduate course in "Remote Sensing" and "Polar Oceanography and Meteorology" at the U.S. Naval Academy. Guest lecturer in various classes, primarily on remote sensing of sea ice and Arctic climate.

Current Research

Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis, https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Sea Ice Prediction Network, https://www.arcus.org/sipn

Enhancements to sea ice motion and age estimates and application to Lagrangian tracking of properties

Sea ice estimates from enhanced resolution satellite data

Machine learning approaches to integrating multisensor sea ice data



Enhanced sea ice concentration

Comparison of sea ice concentration from native resolution (25 km) with enhanced resolution (12.5 km) passive microwave data in in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas on 1 March 2014.

Drilling an ice core at NSF-sponsored sea ice camp in June 2016 near Utqiagvik, AK. (Photo by Ian Eisenman, UCSD)