IGS’19 – Sea Ice at the Interface

IGS co-hosts a sea ice symposium every 5 years. The Centre for Earth Observation (University of Manitoba) is excited to be hosting the first to be held in Canada.

Dr. Nathan Kurtz

Dr. Nathan Kurtz

NASA, Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA


ICESat-2 Deputy Project Scientist

Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Kurtz’s research involves remote sensing of the polar regions with an emphasis on the use laser altimetry and model data to study the impact of sea ice on the climate. Development and validation of algorithms and models for the retrieval of sea ice properties through the combined use of satellite, airborne, model, and in-situ data. Specifically, retrieval algorithms for Arctic and Antarctic sea ice thickness from laser altimetry measurements from ICESat and IceBridge, and radar altimetry measurements from CryoSat-2 and IceBridge.



Time Slot

1:20pm, Monday, August 19

Title: New global sea ice results from ICESat-2