Sea Ice Outlook: June Report
June 19, 2014
By Sandy Starkweather
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (co-sponsored by 5 agencies) announces the availability of the June Report of the Sea Ice Outlook. Since 2008, the annual Sea Ice Outlook () has obtained over 300 community predictions of the September sea ice extent. This year represents a transition for the , as it is now managed as part of the Sea Ice Prediction Network project as a contribution to . The goal of the is to improve sea ice prediction on seasonal time-scales by developing a network of scientists and stakeholders to advance research on sea ice prediction. At a recent workshop and over the past few years, contributors and users have offered many recommendations for expanding the . Starting this year, the reports will be responsive to these recommendations and will evolve to a more robust scientific tool. While keeping the same general structure for the as before, it is time to encourage more model participation and expand the information provided from model activities.
For more information on the Sea Ice Outlook, see: http://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook
For more information on the Sea Ice Prediction Network, see: http://www.arcus.org/sipn