North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporally. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long.

Polar bears on Arctic sea ice. Photo: Dirk Notz

These are the results of a new research study involving 21 research institutes from around the world, coordinated by Prof Dirk Notz from the Universität Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Germany.

Please find here the original text by Universität Hamburg.

Original publication:
Notz, D. et al. (2020) Arctic Sea Ice in CMIP6, Geophysical Research Letters,

Prof Dr Dirk Notz
CEN – Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability
CLICCS – Cluster of Excellence for Climate Research
Universität Hamburg

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
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Email: dirk.notz@we dont want