• Reversibility of Arctic Sea Ice Retreat - A Multi-Scale Modeling Approach

      Mueller-Stoffels, M. (2012)
      Arctic summer sea ice has been retreating rapidly over past decade. Climate model projections show further retreat under typical forcing scenarios. The mode of the retreat is a matter of debate. Low-order models show reversible and irreversible retreat depending on the shape of the albedo parametrization. Climate models do not show irreversible sea ice losses, but generally underestimate the current trend of retreat.