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Insight despite imperfection

An Erratum to this article was published on 02 June 2009

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Climate model simulations do not perfectly match observations of Arctic sea-ice decline. Nevertheless, by combining models, observations and physical reasoning, it can be predicted that September sea ice is likely to vanish before the end of the twenty-first century.

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Figure 1: Arctic sea-ice.

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    In this News & Views, Figure 1 incorrectly shows an Antarctic iceberg rather than Arctic sea-ice as stated in the caption.


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Collins, M. Insight despite imperfection. Nature Geosci 2, 315–316 (2009).

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