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Assessment of summer 2018-2019 sea-ice forecasts for the Southern Ocean


Massonnet, F and Reid, P and Lieser, JL and Bitz, CM and Fyfe, J and Hobbs, W, Assessment of summer 2018-2019 sea-ice forecasts for the Southern Ocean, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, 03 May, pp. 1-13. (2019) [Report Other]

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DOI: doi:10.25959/100.00029984


Being much thinner than Arctic sea ice and almost entirely seasonal, Antarctic sea ice has long been considered unpredictable beyond weather time scales. However, recent studies have unveiled several mechanisms of sea-ice predictability at seasonal time scales (Holland et al., 2017; Marchi et al., 2018; Holland et al., 2013). The study of sea-ice predictability does not only represent an academic exercise but has also many potential future applications. For example, knowledge of sea-ice presence from weeks to months in advance would be of great interest, since sea ice is one of the many hindrances that face vessels operating in the Antarctic coastal regions. In that context, advance notice of seasonal sea-ice conditions would help reduce costs associated with providing alternative operational logistics.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:Antarctic, sea ice, sea-ice forecasting
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
UTAS Author:Hobbs, W (Dr Will Hobbs)
ID Code:132448
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-05-21

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