Newsletter #1

Newsletter #1 - March 22nd, 2022
Fresh news from the OSI SAF !
Dear OSI SAF users, colleagues and partners,

We are very happy to share the first edition of the OSI SAF newsletter ! It features selected stories, some of the latest publications of our scientific experts, fresh news about recent events and what's coming up next.

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The OSI SAF team.

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Latest stories
New OSI SAF Southern Hemisphere sea-ice type product
Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Type
OSI SAF has since 2005 provided a Northern Hemisphere sea-ice type product, we present here a new product mapping the sea-ice type in the Southern Hemisphere. The product distinguishes between seasonal sea ice (first-year ice) and sea ice that has survived at least one summer melt (multiyear ice). The retrieval is based on the satellite passive microwave data from AMSR-2. Find out more in the story !

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Selecting your area of interest with OSI SAF Opensearch Web Service

The power of this OpenSearch service relies in automating a whole sequence within a script that combines the granule search, the parsing of the XML result and the download of the data files. Have a look at an example in the story.

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Location and reference number of each granule of sea surface temperature from AVHRR for Metop-C over half a day.
Preparing for Meteosat Third Generation at OSI SAF

Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) is EUMETSAT’s next generation of geostationary satellites. In order to prepare for the upcoming satellite mission and be ready to deliver operational products, the Satellite Application Facilities need to prepare ! Find out how the OSI SAF prepares.

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Latest publications
2022 / Kern et al.

Kern, S., Lavergne, T., Pedersen, L. T., Tonboe, R. T., Bell, L., Meyer, M., and Zeigermann, L.: Satellite passive microwave sea-ice concentration data set intercomparison using Landsat data, The Cryosphere, 16, 349–378, 2022.

2021 / Lavergne et al.

Lavergne, T., Piñol Solé, M., Down, E., and Donlon, C.: Towards a swath-to-swath sea-ice drift product for the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer mission, The Cryosphere, 15, 3681–3698, 2021

2021 / Li et al.

Li, Z., Stoffelen, A., Verhoef, A., and Verspeek, J.: Numerical Weather Prediction Ocean Calibration for the Chinese‐French Oceanography Satellite Wind Scatterometer and Wind Retrieval Evaluation, Earth and Space Science, 8, e2020EA001606, 2021.

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Early 2022, OSI SAF organised a series of short courses in partnership with EUMETSAT training service. Did you miss out ? Don't worry you can access the video recordings here :

25 January 2022 - Sea Surface Temperature 

27 January 2022 - Sea Ice parameters 

1 February 2022 - Climate Data Records

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