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Program scheduling plan and person-hours loading (deliverables/milestones indicated in italics)

Task/product

Time period/due date

Activity falls into quarter of project marked by asterisk

HE

LS

AG

AM

U-Grd

Im Ana

Sys Ana

Sys Prg

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

A. Study plan development

                                 

A1. Develop agenda for project initation meeting

Week 1-4

*

             

5

5

5

         

A2. Agenda for project initiation meeting

Week 4

*

                             

A3. Project initation meeting

Week 6

*

                             

A4. Develop draft study plan

Week 1-8

*

             

24

10

15

         

A5. Draft study plan

Week 10

*

                             

A6. Revise study plan

Week 10-12

*

             

8

5

10

         

A7. Final study plan

Week 13

*

                             
                                   

B. Bibliographic database

                                 

B1. Search bibliographic databases and acquire relevant articles

Month 1-5

*

*

           

5

5

   

20

     

B2. Scan references, compile annotations and prepare Procite database

Month 6-11

 

*

*

*

       

15

40

 

80

       

B3. Deliver Procite bibliographic database

Month 12

     

*

                       
                                   

C. Development of processing strategies and tools

                                 

C1. Develop LILIFECS environment

Month 1-3

*

                         

200

 

C2. Implement LILIFECS data management plan

Month 1-3

*

                 

25

         

C3. LILIFECS web programming

Month 1-3

*

                           

156

C4. LILIFECS functional

Month 3

 

*

                           

C5. Ongoing data management

Month 4-15

 

*

*

*

*

         

50

         

C6. Develop image catalog

Month 4-6

 

*

               

25

         

C7. Define boundaries and sub-boundaries of study area

Month 2

*

             

5

10

20

         

C8. Develop visual classification scheme for recurrent lead patterns

Month 2-4

*

*

           

5

80

           

C9. Develop software tools for segmentation (ice and water/thin ice) based on multispectral classification and thresholding

Month 2-4

*

*

           

40

   

160

       

C10. Develop software tools for automated analysis of lead and landfast ice edge patterns

Month 3-6

*

*

           

20

   

320

       
                                   

D. Lead and fast-ice parameters from AVHRR imagery

                                 

D1. Scan GI AVHRR data archive (1999-2003) for suitable scenes, download into LILIFECS workspace

Month 2-6

*

*

           

10

120

 

160

       

D2. Radiance calibration and georeferencing of AVHRR scenes

Month 3-7

*

*

*

               

160

 

100

   

D3. Manual/semi-automated derivation of fast-ice margin from georeferenced scenes

Month 4-8

 

*

*

           

120

 

160

 

160

   

D4. Multispectral classification or threshold segmentation of AVHRR imagery (ice and water/thin ice) for lead detection

Month 4-8

 

*

*

               

160

160

100

   

D5. Automated derivation of areal fraction, length, shape and orientation of lead patterns from binarized images

Month 6-10

 

*

*

*

       

20

   

20

80

     

D6. Derive monthly and interannual summary statistics for lead parameters

Month 6-10

 

*

*

*

       

10

     

80

     
                                   

D7. Scan GI AVHRR data archive (1993-1998) for suitable scenes, download into LILIFECS workspace

Month 7-11

   

*

*

       

10

120

 

160

       

D8. Radiance calibration and georeferencing of AVHRR scenes

Month 8-12

   

*

*

             

160

 

100

   

D9. Manual/semi-automated derivation of fast-ice margin from georeferenced scenes

Month 9-13

   

*

*

*

       

120

 

160

 

160

   

D10. Multispectral classification or threshold segmentation of AVHRR imagery (ice and water/thin ice) for lead detection

Month 9-13

   

*

*

*

           

160

160

100

   

D11. Automated derivation of areal fraction, length, shape and orientation of lead patterns from binarized images

Month 11-15

     

*

*

     

20

   

20

80

     

D12. Derive monthly and interannual summary statistics for lead parameters

Month 11-15

     

*

*

     

10

     

80

     
                                   

D13. Scan GI GDC hardcopy archive for suitable AVHRR and Landsat imagery (selected months between 1975-1985), digitize imagery

Month 9-12

   

*

*

         

90

           

D14. Georeferencing of digitized images based on GCPs (if data quality allows)

Month 9-13

   

*

*

*

               

120

   

D15. Manual derivation of fast-ice margin from georeferenced scenes

Month 10-14

     

*

*

                     

D16. Threshold segmentation of AVHRR imagery (ice and water/thin ice) for lead detection  (if data quality allows)

Month 10-14

     

*

*

                     

D17. Automated derivation of areal fraction, length, shape and orientation of lead patterns from binarized images (if data quality allows)

Month 13-15

       

*

     

20

             

D18. Derive monthly and interannual summary statistics for lead parameters (if data quality allows) or classification based on criteria developed during Year 1 of study

Month 13-15

       

*

     

10

     

80

     
                                   

E. Landfast ice extent and boundary from SAR imagery

                                 

E1. Select scenes & place orders for RADARSAT data

Month 2-3, 6-7

*

*

*

             

50

         

E2. Download imagery

Month 3-4, 7-8

*

*

*

             

20

         

E3. Import raw binary data and convert

Month 3-4, 7-8

*

*

*

             

80

         

E4. Georeference each file

Month 5, 9

 

*

*

             

90

         

E5. Evaluate automated approaches for data processing and analysis

Month 3-4

*

*

               

20

         
                                   

F. Generation of ARCGIS shape files and gridded data (incl. metadata) from satellite products

                                 

F1. Develop project grid

Month 2

*

                 

5

         

F2. Acquire supplemental data

Month 2-4

*

*

               

30

         

F3. Create ArcMap project files

Month 4

 

*

               

50

         

F4. Manually delineate landfast ice

Month 4-9, 10-15

 

*

*

*

*

         

200

         

F5. Quality control check GIS data

Month 5-10, 11-16

 

*

*

*

*

*

       

80

         

F6. Create Metadata for shape files and grids

Month 20

           

*

     

120

         

F7. Deliver ArcGIS data files to MMS, GINA, AGDC

Month 20

           

*

     

5

         
                                   

G. Analysis and synthesis of lead and landfast ice variability

                                 

G1. Summarize statistics of monthly and interannual and interdecadal variability in lead patterns and land-fast ice extent variations

Month 14-18

       

*

*

*

 

40

   

160

       

G2. Assemble relevant data sets of atmospheric and oceanic parameters (circulation indices, ice extent, thickness and circulation, etc.)

Month 8-12

   

*

*

       

10

   

160

       

G3. Discuss lead and landfast ice variability in the context of environmental variability and change

Month 15-19

       

*

*

*

 

80

   

160

       

G4. Prepare conference presentation and/or publication on landfast ice variability in context of climate variability

Month 15-19

       

*

*

*

 

40

40

40

320

       

G5. Prepare manuscript on lead patterns

Month 20-24

               

160

80

40

160

       
                                   

H. Project reports and completion

                                 

H1. Generate final report

Month 20-22

           

*

*

80

80

40

20

40

     

H2. Deliver final report

Month 22

             

*

               

H3. Produce technical summary and NTIS documentation

Month 22

             

*

40

80

80

20

40

     

H4. Deliver technical summary

Month 23

             

*

               

H5. Deliver NTIS Report documentation

Month 23

             

*

               

H6. Submit journal article

Month 24

             

*

               

Abbreviations: HE-Hajo Eicken, LS-Lew Shapiro, AG-Allison Graves, AM-Andy Mahoney, U-Grd-Undergraduate Research Assistant, ImAna-Image Analyst, SysAna-Systems Analyst, SysPrg-Systems Programmer

November 17, 2003