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The Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System (ACNFS), a state-of-the-art coupled ice/ocean data assimilative ice forecasting system for the Northern Hemisphere, has replaced PIPS 2.0 as the Navy's operational ice model. Please see the ACNFS website for the latest conditions.


      The Polar Ice Prediction System (PIPS 2.0) was the operational model run by the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) for sea ice forecasting. The PIPS 2.0 coupled ice-ocean model forecast ice conditions from the North Pole south to 30°N latitude. The PIPS 2.0 made a 120-hour forecast each day of ice displacement, ice thickness, and ice concentration. Ice concentration data from the Special Sensor Microwave Image (SSM/I) was used to initialize the system's forecast.



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