Improved Predictability of Sea Ice Break-Up and Freeze-Up for Arctic Coastal Communities and Ecosystems 2 December 2022

Improved Predictability of Sea Ice Break-Up and Freeze-Up for Arctic Coastal Communities and Ecosystems

A new COM-funded Arctic sea ice study improves predictions of sea ice freeze-up and break-up in coastal regions by identifying local indicators.

New tool to forecast sea ice 31 July 2017

New tool to forecast sea ice

Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades, posing challenges and opportunities for Alaskan residents, subsistence users, and maritime operators.

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says 16 March 2017

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says

A CPO-funded study published on Nature Climate Change demonstrates how understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales.

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone 2 March 2017

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone

A CPO-funded study in the Journal of Climate documents research on sea ice to understand essential processes in the climate system and other ecological systems.

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent 8 July 2016

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent

A study funded by the CPO’s Climate Observation Division confirms previous research suggesting spring clouds may be influencing arctic sea ice concentrations in the fall.
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