Towards a Barents Sea without winter sea ice

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A cronicle on the future Barents Sea ice conditions in published in Aftenposten Viten (in norwegian). Without reduced antropogenic CO2 releases, the Barents Sea will face winters without sea ice cover in the north some time between 2061 and 2088. This is the perspectives resulting from new research based on climate model predictions carried out by Nansen Legacy partners Onarheim and Årthun at the University of Bergen/ Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The results shows the potential future scenario in the core investigation region for the Nansen Legacy project. The study also shows that reduced CO2 emissions following the Paris agreement, can result in winter ice in the Barents Sea also at the end of the century.

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