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