2018 Sea Ice Outlook June Report - Now Available Online

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2018 Sea Ice Outlook June Report - Now Available Online

Betsy Turner-Bogren
The June report for the 2018 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) is now available online.

To read the full report, please go to: https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2018/june

For the June report, 34 contributions were received that include pan-Arctic predictions. Of those contributions, 10 also included pan-Antarctic predictions and 11 included predictions for Alaskan waters. One additional contribution with a regional focus on the Nares Strait was also received.

For the Arctic, the median June Outlook value for a September 2018 sea ice extent projection is 4.6 million square kilometers.

The June report includes analysis of the contributions; a section about predicted spatial fields with discussion on sea ice probability (SIP) and the first ice-free day (IFD) from a number of dynamical models; a section on current conditions with discussion on this winter's record low sea ice conditions and atmospheric conditions; a section discussing regional ice conditions; and a section discussing Antarctic sea ice extent forecasts.

The June report is the product of the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) effort. The goal of the previous SIPN1 was to enhance scientific discussion on the physics that control summer sea ice extents. In SIPN2 there is a further analysis of quantitatively comparing model forecast output.

For more information about SIPN2, please see: https://www.arcus.org/sipn/overview.

For more information about the Sea Ice Outlook, please see: https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook.

For questions, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS ([hidden email])

Betsy Turner-Bogren
Project Manager
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)
3535 College Road Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3710
Office phone: 907/474-1600
Direct phone: 907/450-1605
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