SIPN - Sea Ice Outlook 2015: Call for Pre-season and Informal Contributions

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SIPN - Sea Ice Outlook 2015: Call for Pre-season and Informal Contributions

Betsy Turner-Bogren
Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN)
Sea Ice Outlook 2015
Call for Pre-season and Informal Contributions

For more information, please contact:
Betsy Turner-Bogren at ARCUS
Email: [hidden email]

For more information about SIPN, please go to:

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces a call for pre-season
and informal contributions to the 2015 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO). These
contributions will be in addition to the regular SIO monthly reports in
June, July, and August that synthesize predictions for the September
monthly average extent of Arctic sea ice. For more information about the
SIO, please see:

This call for pre-season and informal contributions offers a forum for
sharing information on sea ice parameters other than extent and/or for
other time periods than what is included in the regular monthly reports.

The regular call for contributions for the June report will be made
later in May. Please see below for the tentative schedule of the SIO
2015 monthly reports.

SIPN welcomes pre-season and informal contributions with predictions,
data, or comments on:

- Sea ice conditions, such as September extent, maps of sea ice
probability and first ice-free day, or any other sea ice parameter based
on early-season data. Please see last year's call for contributions for
more information on maps of sea ice probability:

Other examples of informal contributions might include:
- Sea ice extent or maps of sea ice probability in any month - not just September,
- Sea ice parameters during break-up (e.g., maps of melt onset, melt pond fraction),
- Sea ice freeze-up dates (e.g., maps of first day when ice concentration >15%),
- Seasonal climate forecasts that may help guide ice forecasts (e.g.,
temperature, North Atlantic Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation, El Nino
Southern Oscillation), and
- Other information on Arctic sea ice conditions or predictions that do
not otherwise fit within the regular monthly reports.

Please include a definition of the parameter(s) for which you are
sending information. Contributions will be posted to a webpage on the
SIPN website and will be accepted immediately and throughout the season.
All types and formats of scientific contributions are welcome.
Contributions may be sent in any form, including in MS Word, PDF, or
email text.

Contributions and questions should be sent to:
Betsy Turner-Bogren at ARCUS ([hidden email]).


13 May 2015: Call for Contributions for June Report
10 June 2015: Contributions Due for June Report
19 June 2015: June Report Released

24 June 2015: Call for Contributions for July Report
10 July 2015: Contributions Due for July Report
20 July 2015: July Report Released

27 July 2015: Call for Contributions for August Report
10 August 2015: Contributions Due for August Report
19 August 2015: August Report Released

Developed during September-December 2015
Note: A call for nominations for a post-season SIO Action Team will be
circulated in September via the SIPN mailing list:

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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