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For Washington: A new series

Thurston County Inclusion is a startup program founded in 2019 to provide children and young adults with and without intellectual disabilities year-round opportunities to engage with each other. This is the fifth in a new series showcasing the UW's impact across the state.

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Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice

Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice

A warming climate is causing a decline in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, where loss of sea ice has important ecological, economic and climate impacts. On top of this long-term shift due to climate change are weather events that affect the sea ice from week to week. The strongest Arctic cyclone ever observed poleward of 70 degrees north latitude struck in January 2022 northeast of Greenland. A new analysis led by the University of Washington shows that while weather forecasts accurately predicted the storm, ice models seriously underestimated its impact on the region’s sea ice.

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