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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