The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Summer

Besides the early winter storm which broke up the ice in August, another unusual wind event contributed strongly to this summer’s “record low” ice extent.

In early June, strong winds blew open a large hole in the Beaufort Sea. This happened when the sun was high in the sky, and led to a lot of unusual sea surface warming – which later melted a lot of ice.

arctic.io – Arctic Terra – (2012/166)

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