2014 Arctic Sea Ice Forecasting Contest

This announcement will be followed by the actual voting contest at WUWT this coming weekend – Anthony First Call for Sea Ice Outlook Contributions June Report (Based on May data) Submission deadline: Tuesday, 10 June 2014 Since 2008, the annual SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) has obtained over 300 community predictions of the September sea…

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Antarctic Sea Ice At Record Levels

From The Australian, 12 May 2014 Graham Lloyd Antarctic sea ice has expanded to record levels for April, increasing by more than 110,000sq km a day last month to nine million square kilometres. The National Snow and Ice Data Centre said the rapid expansion had continued into May and the seasonal cover was now bigger…

Arctic sea ice in the Beaufort Gyre

From AGU: Beaufort Gyre sea ice thins in recent decades, impacts climate The accumulation and melting of sea ice in the Arctic has an enormous impact on the local climate, which in turn can affect the global climate. As the climate warms and Arctic sea ice retreats, it has become crucial to understand the complex…