These 0-10 day, experimental, sea ice forecasts are produced by the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory from a fully coupled ice-ocean-atmosphere model called CAFS. CAFS is run daily and posted online at 2 UTC. The model is initialized with the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) analyses and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) sea ice concentrations. The model is forced at the lateral boundaries by 3-hourly GFS forecasts of winds, temperature, and water vapor. Learn More
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Note, the forecasts are experimental. NOAA ESRL is not responsible for any losses due to their use.
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