Presentation from the 2005 IGS International Symposium on Sea Ice Now Available

A popular notion is that all of the ice surviving the summer melt at the overall September minimum becomes multiyear sea ice (MYC) the following winter. This presentation shows that this idea results in an overestimation of the following year’s MYC of 73%, on the average, along with a 24-year record illustrating this discrepancy. Data are from the Nimbus 7 SMMR and DMSP/SSMI passive microwave imagers. Presented at the IGS International Symposium on Sea Ice, December 5-9, 2005 by H. Jay Zwally and Per Gloersen (speaker.)