Arctic Sea Ice and Seasonal-to-Decadal Predictions – New Report


Reductions in the thickness of Arctic sea ice have been observed over the past few decades.  A new report from the National Research Council examines major challenges in sea ice prediction as well as identifies new methods, observations, and technologies that might advance seasonal-to-decadal predictive capabilities.


Advance copies of Seasonal-to-Decadal Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice: Challenges and Strategies will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 10 a.m. EDT Friday, Nov. 2.  Reporters: To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail