Welcome to the CanSISE Website

The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network is a newly funded 5-year collaborative partnership between researchers from eight Canadian universities (Toronto, York, McGill, Victoria, Guelph, Waterloo, UBC, UNBC) and three partner organizations (the Climate Research Division of Environment Canada, the Canadian Ice Service, and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium). The CanSISE Network seeks to advance seasonal to multidecadal prediction of Arctic sea ice and snow in Canada’s sub-Arctic, alpine, and seasonally snow covered regions. It will also quantify and exploit, for prediction purposes, the role that Northern Hemisphere snow and sea ice processes play in climate variability and change. CanSISE is funded under the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) program.

CanSISE Year 4 Annual Report

The CanSISE Year 4 Annual report is now available for download below and on our publications page.

Year 4 Annual Report (December 2016)
CanSISE Y4 Annual Report.pdf
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CanSISE 2016 Workshop - November 17th and 18th

The 2016 CanSISE Workshop took place on November 17th and 18th 2016. Over 35 members of the network were in attendance at he University of Toronto Faculty Club for the two-day event.

CanSISE investigators, collaborators and HQP presented twenty-five exciting new science talks. The program for the event is available for download below, and the presentations will be made available via Dropbox soon.

CanSISE Workshop 2016 Program Final.pdf
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CanSISE Research Blog

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Oct

2016

Nature Geoscience Article

An exciting new paper titled 'Twenty-five winters of unexpected Eurasian cooling unlikely due to Arctic sea-ice loss' by CanSISE Research Associate Kelly McCusker and colleagues John Fyfe and Michael Sigmond is now available from Nature Geoscience.

'Georgian's Freeze' by Raymond Erwin Nikyuluw
'Georgian's Freeze' by Raymond Erwin Nikyuluw




"Winter cooling over Eurasia has been suggested to be linked to Arctic sea-ice loss. Climate model simulations reveal no evidence for such a link and instead suggest that a persistent atmospheric circulation pattern is responsible."

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28

Jun

2016

Nature Climate Change Article

Congratulations to CanSISE Collaborator Michael Sigmond and CanSISE Investigator John Fyfe and for their publication in Nature Climate Change titled "Tropical Pacific impacts on cooling North American winters".

 

Link - http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3069.html

 

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The Globe and Mail release: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadas-extreme-winters-within-range-of-normal-variations-study/article30637250/

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03

May

2016

CanSISE Deliverable 1 Report Released

We are pleased to announce that the CanSISE Deliverable 1 report has been finalized, and is now available for download here:

CanSISE Deliverable 1 Report (May 2016).
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The CanSISE Network

To a unique degree, CanSISE will bring together University and government researchers with climate modelling and observational expertise. For more information please visit our Organization page. 

CanSISE activities are organized into three theme areas, including  a) seasonal to multi-decadal snow and sea-ice prediction and projection, b) attributing change in snow and sea-ice, and understanding its impacts, and c) improving our understanding of snow and sea ice processes and climate interactions. More information on CanSISE activities can be found on Our Research page.

 

CanSISE is currently in its second year and hiring and placements in its research projects are ongoing.

  • For more information about the network, please contact us at info@cansise.ca.
  • For more information about hiring and training of researchers in the network, please see the positions page.

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