Why climate models underestimated Arctic sea ice retreat: No Arctic sea ice in summer by end of century?

October 16, 2011 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

 In recent decades, Arctic sea ice has suffered a dramatic decline that exceeds climate model predictions. The unexpected rate of ice shrinkage has now been explained by researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They argue that climate models underestimate the rate of ice thinning, which is actually about four times faster than calculations.

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