Resource Available: 2019 Sea Ice Outlook Interim Post-Season Report

Date: 
16 October 2019

Resource Available
2019 Sea Ice Outlook Interim Post-Season Report
Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2

To access the report, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2019/interim

For questions, please contact:
Betsy Turner-Bogren
Email: betsy [at] arcus.org


The Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces the release of the 2019 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Interim Post-Season Report. The SIO, an effort managed by SIPN2, provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas.

This interim report is intended as a quick post-season update that summarizes how the outlooks did in comparison to the observed September monthly mean extent.

At the end of the 2019 summer melt season, the September monthly mean sea ice extent was 4.32 million square kilometers. This is the third lowest in the satellite record that began in 1979.

The 2019 SIO Final Post-Season Report, to be published in February 2020, will include an in-depth analysis of factors impacting sea ice this past summer, further discussion about the outlooks, comments on regional observation, predicted spatial fields, Antarctic contributions, and a summary from the Sea Ice Drift Forecast Experiment (SIDFEx).

To access the report, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2019/interim

For questions, please contact:
Betsy Turner-Bogren
Email: betsy [at] arcus.org