Sea Ice Type Product monitoring

The quality of the OSI SAF sea ice type product for Northern Hemisphere is monitored on a half yearly basis, and presented in the half yearly OSI SAF validation reports. The results of this monitoring is presented in the table below.

The quality monitoring is done as a monitoring of the monthly variation of the multi year ice area coverage, as presented in the table below. The monthly standard deviation (STD) in the difference from the running mean of the multi-year ice (MYI) area coverage shall be below 100.000km2 to meet the target accuracy requirement.

Month STD wrt running mean [km2] Mean MYI coverage [km2]
07.2019 - -
08.2019 - -
09.2019 - -
10.2019 106933 2297619
11.2019 69843 2313436
12.2019 49513 2333853
01.2020 39107 2289414
02.2020 39644 1960795
03.2020 49796 1712688
04.2020 55622 1320193
05.2020 - -
06.2020 - -