Now Available: Sea Ice Outlook 2017 Post Season Report

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Now Available: Sea Ice Outlook 2017 Post Season Report

Betsy Turner-Bogren
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces availability of the 2017
Arctic Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report!

The full report and highlights are available at:

The organizers thank the groups and individuals that contributed to the
2017 Sea Ice Outlook; there were a total of 106 submissions of
pan-Arctic September extent forecasts, with 33 in June, 36 in July, and
37 in August (a new record number of contributions). This year
organizers collected Alaska regional forecasts (the combined Chukchi,
Bering and Beaufort seas) for the second year in a row and included
forecasts of the Antarctic maxima for the first time.

The post-season report was developed the SIPN Leadership Team
(, led by Julienne Stroeve, and
with input provided to an earlier draft of the post-season report via
circulation on the SIPN mailing list

The 2017 Sea Ice Outlook post-season report includes reviews of the 2017
Arctic conditions, the melt season, contributions to the 2017 SIO
monthly reports, as well as discussions of the statistical methods and
local-scale analysis of 2017 Sea Ice Outlooks. The report also includes
discussion of contributions to the call for forecasts of the Antarctic
maxima and discussion of the beginning of the Sea Ice Drift Forecast
Experiment (SIDFEx), which is a contribution to the Year of Polar
Prediction (YOPP). (

The SIO will continue under Phase 2 of the Sea Ice Prediction Network
(SIPN2) project, which was recently funded by the National Science
Foundation and other contributors.

Further information is available on SIPN website at:

For questions, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren via email at [hidden email].

Betsy Turner-Bogren
Project Manager
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)
3535 College Road Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3710
Phone: 907/474-1600
[hidden email]

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