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Keywords:

  • Arctic sea ice;
  • sea ice properties;
  • sea ice modeling;
  • sea ice remote sensing

Climate and Cryosphere Arctic Sea Ice Workshop; Boulder, Colorado, 31 October to 2 November 2011 The Arctic sea ice cover is undergoing tremendous changes. The end-of-summer ice extent is decreasing, the ice is thinning, and there is a fundamental shift from perennial to seasonal ice. These changes have important implications for both the Arctic and the global climate system. This importance creates a need to observe and understand the ongoing changes and to predict future changes in the Arctic sea ice cover