The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces availability of the 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report! The SIO is an activity of the SIPN project as a contribution to the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH).
The organizers thank the groups and individuals that contributed to the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook; there were a total of 104 submissions of pan-Arctic September extent forecasts, with 30 in June, 35 in July, and 39 in August (a record number of contributions). This year for the first time organizers also collected forecasts of the extent in the combined Chukchi, Bering, and Beaufort seas, which they refer to as the "Alaskan Region."
The post-season report was developed by the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Action Team, the SIPN Leadership Team, and with input provided to an earlier draft of the post-season report via circulation on the SIPN mailing list.