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National Ice Center. The Nation’s and the DOD’s Single Inter-agency for Operational Ice Analysis and Forecasting. National Ice Center History. 1950s - Navy commenced global sea ice services 1956 - National Weather Bureau and U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Central

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National ice center
National Ice Center

The Nation’s and the DOD’s Single Inter-agency

for Operational Ice Analysis and Forecasting


National ice center history
National Ice Center History

1950s - Navy commenced global sea ice services

1956 - National Weather Bureau and U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Central

collocated in Suitland (FOB #4)

1960s - NOAA commenced Alaskan & Great Lakes advisories

1976 - Navy/NOAA Joint Ice Center formed

Navy-NOAA MOA

1995 - National Ice Center formed - Navy, NOAA, & U.S. Coast Guard

MOA as Annex to Navy-NOAA Umbrella MOA – Inter-agency


National ice center naval ice center

COMMANDANT

United States Coast Guard

Commander Fleet Forces Command

OPERATIONS

Directorate (G-0)

National Environmental

Satellite, Data &

Information Service

Operations Policy

Directorate (G-OP)

Commander

Naval Meteorology &

Oceanography Command

Office of Navigation

Aids (G-OPN)

Office of Satellite

Data Processing

& Distribution

Naval Oceanographic

Stennis Space Center, MS

Icebreaking & Ice Operations (G-OPN-1)

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NAVICECEN

National Ice Center

NATIONAL ICE CENTER/NAVAL ICE CENTER

NOAA

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Nic customers
NIC Customers

NIC CUSTOMER BASE

DOD

SUBFORCE

INTEL (ONI/N23)

ARMY/AIR FORCE

MARINE CORP

METOC/OTSR

Army Corps Eng

PENTAGON

Camp David/SITE R

NOAA

NWSFOs

NWS MODELS

NMFS

NSIDC

NCDC

NODC

NGDC

Public Interest

DHS/USCG

ICEBREAKERS

- Polar (CGHQ)

- Great Lakes (D9)

- Ches/Del Bays (D5)

SECURITY

MARINE SAFETY

IIP (Mar -Aug)

OTHER

NSF

NASA

RESEARCH

ACADEMIA

*INDUSTRY

INTERNATIONAL

Commercial users(NIC products on WWW):

Oil, Transportation, Tourism, Fishing Fleets, Minerals


Sea ice products the nic process
Sea Ice Products:the NIC Process

QuickSCAT

Foreign Ice Charts

DMSP OLS

Models/

PIPS 2.0

Gerson

AVHRR

NIC Ice chart

80-90 GB data per day

Ice Recon

RADARSAT

DMSP SSM/I


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Annotated Imagery Products

Ice Drift

20-30 NM/Week



Nic ice chart with int l color code
NIC Ice Chart with Int’l Color Code


Automated ice edge
Automated Ice Edge

  • Final Product Comprised of:

  • SSMI NASA Team II

  • QuikScat Integrated along with Imagery

  • Value-added ice edge from NIC analyst (if available)

  • Backfill of SSMI ice concentrations

Automated chart (SSM/I J019) compared to the analyst derived chart for the same day.


North american ice service
North American Ice Service

National Ice Center and

Canadian Ice Service


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Questions?

NOAA Satellite Operations Facility

Opening September 2005


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