Jan 12, 2017

EEE 2015: Record Low Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent in March 2015

Neven S. Fučkar, François Massonnet, Virginie Guemas, Javier García-Serrano, Omar Bellprat, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, and Mario Acosta
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main finding:

The record low Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter sea ice maximum stemmed from a strong interannual surface anomaly in the Pacific sector, but it would not have been reached without long-term climate change.

Longer report:

EEE 2015 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective