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Arctic Research

Coordination and Data Management of the U.S Interagency Arctic Buoy Program (IABP)

Providing fundamental observations of sea ice, surface meteorology, and oceanography to improve weather forecast and understand Arctic climate The U.S Interagency Arctic Buoy Program (IABP) strives to maintain a network of buoys with a spacing of less than 250 km, or more than 200 buoys spread across the Arctic Ocean. These buoys are essential for predicting weather and […]

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Building A Forecast System For Ocean and Ice Conditions Along the Northeast Passage and High Latitude Sea Route in the Arctic Ocean

Improving Arctic ice forecasts critical to coastal communities, shipping, and safe navigation The GLERL-CIGLR Arctic-sea routes nowcast/forecast System (GCAS) products aim at providing detailed information to Arctic marine managers, decision makers, commercial shipping and energy exploration industries for their decision making, management of Arctic resources and environmental protection. A preliminary GCAS with a 25-km Coupled

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Arctic Sea Ice Observations: Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoys

How buoys reveal the story behind Arctic sea ice melt With the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice levels, there is a great need to understand impacts onset by these transformations amidst the shrinking timeline for necessary action. “The Arctic Change Detection project at PMEL-University of Washington/ Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies

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