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New Research Predicts a Nearly Ice Free Summer Arctic Before 2050

April 16, 2013

Dr. James Overland of PMEL and Dr. Muyin Wang of JISAO recently published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters looking at three methods of predicting when the Arctic will be nearly ice free in the summer.  They predict a nearly ice free summer arctic before 2050, sooner than many previously thought.

Learn more from the NOAA press release and visit the NOAA Arctic web page.