At FMI algorithms and procedures have been developed for estimating Arctic sea ice thickness in wintertime and for classification of open water and sea ice in summertime using MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data.
At FMI algorithms and procedures have been developed for producing daily thin ice thickness (<0.5 m) charts for the Arctic in wintertime based on ice surface temperature which is retrieved from the thermal infrared data of the MODIS spectrometer.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute is a leading expert in meteorology, air quality, climate change, earth observation, marine and arctic research areas. FMI is in a unique position to study various themes of climate change in the Northern context.
High-quality observational data and research is utilized to develop services to benefit our everyday life. Visible examples are improvement of weather forecasts, development of new expert and warning services as well as applications of the newest research results.