Report Available: 2022 June Sea Ice Outlook Report

Date: 
27 June 2022

Report Available
2022 June Sea Ice Outlook Report

Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2

To read the full report, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2022/june


The 2022 June Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The Sea Ice Outlook, managed by the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) Project Team, provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. The Outlook is not an operational forecast.

For the 2022 June report, 37 contributions were received that included pan-Arctic predictions. Of those contributions, ten included predictions for the Alaska region, nine included predictions for pan-Antarctic, and 16 submitted September mean sea-ice extent anomalies. This report includes discussions of contributed forecasts, Arctic sea-ice extent anomalies, current conditions, and the emerging pattern in the Sea Ice Outlooks.

For the pan-Arctic, the median June Outlook value for September 2022 sea-ice extent is 4.57 million square kilometers with quartiles of 4.34 and 4.90 million square kilometers. This is higher than the SIO forecasted value of September sea-ice extent for the past three years (2019-2021), but slightly below the median value of 4.60 million square kilometers cited by 2018 SIO June report.

To read the full report, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2022/june

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