Ocean science: Arctic sea ice needs better forecasts

  title={Ocean science: Arctic sea ice needs better forecasts},
  author={Hajo Eicken},
As the Arctic sea ice begins to retreat this summer, fleets of ships and drilling platforms are poised to enter the newly open waters. Each year, more of the region is accessible for longer. The seas freeze in the autumn several weeks later now than they did three decades ago. The Arctic ice pack is on the verge of becoming seasonal. Fast-changing sea ice brings hazards. Last summer, exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was halted on the second day when an incursion of ice… CONTINUE READING
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