Standing at the Brink: The upcoming winter and what it means for western Alaska sea ice

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM AKST
Rick Thoman, ACCAP

The winter of 2017-18 brought record late freeze-up and extremely low sea ice cover to the southern Chukchi and Bering Seas with dramatic impacts to the ecosystem this past summer. Naturally, inquiring minds want a heads-up on the upcoming season. This presentation will review the current and forecast state of the oceans and atmosphere and provide several scenarios for the winter and spring with an emphasis on sea ice.

Relevent Links Below

WMO Pan-Arctic Climate Winter 2018-19 outlook
Pan-Arctic climate outlook Press Release

LEO Webinar on the Bering Sea cold pool collapse and species changes

Webinar of interest:
Title: Causes for the record low sea-ice extent in the Bering Sea in 2018
Speaker: Phyllis Stabeno Ph.D., Oceanographer, NOAA Research, Seattle, WA.
Date & Time:   November 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ETLocation: PMEL, Oceanographer Room (#2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98103
Remote Access:

North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee meeting the week of December 3

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