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You can watch the daily Arctic ice retreat and advance here, Where is Bethel’s… ice pack

Fortunately, a new animated gif (“movie”) has been created to enable us to see in a brief moment the cause of the melt-rush this year.

Arctic ice melt by September 29, 2007click image to view the actual animated map

For further information, please contact:
Jinlun Zhang Phone: 206-543-5569 E-mail: zhang=apl~washington~edu
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Given the interest in the rapid retreat of arctic sea ice in summer 2007, the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory at University of Washington announces the online availability of a new movie that shows both model-simulated ice thickness and satellite-observed ice extent from June to September 2007.

The movie is available at:
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/zhang/IDAO/summer2007_arctic_seaice.gif The movie is part of the NSF-funded project Projections of an Ice-Diminished Arctic Ocean: Retrospection and Future Projection, which aims to (1) examine the historical evolution of the arctic ice-ocean system to understand the large-scale changes that have occurred in sea ice and the upper Arctic Ocean, and (2) project a diminished arctic sea-ice cover under multiple warming scenarios to understand key linkages among atmospheric forcing, sea-ice processes, and oceanic processes in an ice-diminished Arctic Ocean and the adjacent seas. The development of the model, the Pan-Arctic ice-ocean modeling and assimilation system, has also been supported by NASA.

For further information about Projections of an Ice-Diminished Arctic Ocean: Retrospection and Future Projection, please go to: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/zhang/IDAO/

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