Most of you interested in this and thinking about contributing a prediction, probably know about it already, but for those of you who don't: you can send in your prediction to the Sea Ice Outlook as organised by the Sea Ice Prediction Network under the umbrella of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).
Details are below:
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces a call for Sea Ice
Outlook (SIO) contributions to the June report (based on May data):
- The firm submission deadline is 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) on Friday, 12 June 2015.
- Guidelines for contributors can be found at:
- All submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas about the monthly September minimum sea ice extent. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. All past contributors as well as new participants are encouraged to submit Outlooks this year. A post-season report will provide an in-depth analysis of factors driving sea ice extent this summer as well as explore the scientific methods for predicting seasonal ice extent.
For the June Outlook report, pan-Arctic and regional outlooks will be accepted and spatial forecasts and maps are particularly encouraged. A short executive summary and summary of methods are required this year.
Contributors should review the submission guidelines for detailed instructions and templates including:
- Core requirements for pan-Arctic contributions,
- Additional (optional) items for pan-Arctic contributions,
- Regional Outlooks, and
- Figures and data.
Detailed submission guidelines for contributions are available at:
For questions, contact Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS
Naturally, I'll be reporting on the SIO every month (as I do every year). After all, predicting the annual outcome of the melting season is one of the most exciting scientific challenges in cryospheric sciences.