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How Do They Do It? Predictions Are in for Arctic Sea Ice Low Point
August 14, 2012
Each year scientists predict the low point of arctic sea ice. The final predictions were released Aug. 13. But how do they do it? University of Washington researchers used some new techniques this year in hopes of improving the accuracy of their prediction.
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