CMEMS ARC-MFC: Monitoring of sea ice concentration

Results by bulletin date
January 2022
01-06
01-13
01-27

February 2022
02-03
02-10
02-17
02-24

March 2022
03-03
03-10
03-17
03-24
03-31

April 2022
04-07
04-14
04-21

May 2022
05-05
05-12
05-19

January 2021
01-07
01-14
01-21
01-28

February 2021
02-04
02-11
02-18
02-25

March 2021
03-04
03-11
03-18
03-25

April 2021
04-01
04-08
04-15
04-22
04-29

May 2021
05-06
05-13
05-20
05-27

June 2021
06-03
06-10
06-17
06-24

July 2021
07-01
07-08
07-15
07-22
07-29

August 2021
08-05
08-12
08-19
08-26

September 2021
09-02
09-09
09-16
09-23
09-30

October 2021
10-07
10-14
10-21
10-28

November 2021
11-04
11-11
11-18
11-25

December 2021
12-02
12-09
12-16
12-23
12-30

January 2020
01-02
01-09
01-16
01-23
01-30

February 2020
02-06
02-13
02-20
02-27

March 2020
03-05
03-12
03-19
03-26

April 2020
04-02
04-09
04-16
04-23
04-30

May 2020
05-07
05-14
05-21
05-28

June 2020
06-04
06-11
06-18
06-25

July 2020
07-02
07-09
07-16
07-23
07-30

August 2020
08-06
08-13
08-20
08-27

September 2020
09-03
09-10
09-17
09-24

October 2020
10-01
10-08
10-15
10-22
10-29

November 2020
11-05
11-12
11-19
11-26

December 2020
12-03
12-10
12-17
12-24
12-31

January 2019
01-10
01-17
01-24
01-31

February 2019
02-07
02-14
02-21
02-28

March 2019
03-07
03-14
03-21
03-28

April 2019
04-04
04-11
04-18
04-25

May 2019
05-02
05-09
05-16
05-23
05-30

June 2019
06-06
06-13
06-20
06-27

July 2019
07-04
07-11
07-18
07-25

August 2019
08-01
08-08
08-15
08-22
08-29

September 2019
09-05
09-12
09-19
09-26

October 2019
10-03
10-10
10-17
10-24
10-31

November 2019
11-07
11-14
11-21
11-28

December 2019
12-12
12-19
12-26

Background

Contrasting results for sea ice concentration gives rise to inconsistencies in the model results, particularly with respect to vertical heat fluxes. The present monitoring introduces information of the extent and geographical distribution of these contrasts. The sea ice concentration in the atmospheric product is mapped onto the polar stereographic distribution on which the ARC MFC results are disseminated. The subsequent analysis is restricted to grids which are wet in the ARC MFC product as well as in the mapped representation of the atmospheric product.
Note that the purpose here is not to assess the forecast quality in either product. Information about the quality of sea ice forecast from ARC MFC is available for each bulletin with access from the sea ice concentration validation web page, and also in the form of validation time series.

ECMWF forecast system

The ARC MFC forecasts for the state of the ocean and the sea ice are forced by results from the 10-day atmospheric forecasts from ECMWF. The ECMWF forecast system, IFS, presently includes the LIM2 dynamic ice model. This development is decribed on the ECMWF web pages.

ARC MFC forecast system

TOPAZ results are available as aggregated, best estimates, and as a list of Bulletin dates with separate forecasts.