The Operational TOPAZ4 Arctic Ocean system uses the HYCOM model and runs every week to provide 10 days of forecast (one single member) and 7 days of analysis (ensemble average) for the 3D physical ocean, including sea ice. More Arctic related scientific products are available at the MyOcean website. Registration is free.
The MyOcean project is funded under a European Commission 7th Framework Programme and is planned to continue at least until end of September 2014
Now is the time with most top and bottom melting. Recognize the upcoming Swiss Cheese effect after the break. The colors range from 0 to 3 meters, black is above.-> continue reading