NSIDC announced on July 25 that the Arctic cyclone was going to make the ice disappear.
Summer cyclone chewing up Canada’s Arctic sea ice
July 25, 2013
Back when the sea was thick and lasted for years, cyclones tended to spread the ice out and actually increase its extent, said Julienne Stroeve of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. Now, when ice gets spread out, it simply breaks up and disappears.
“As our ice cover has thinned, some of our old rules are changing,” said Stroeve.
The ice had a different idea though, and did the exact opposite of what NSIDC said it was doing.
Arctic sea ice is almost back into the 1979-2000 normal range, and NSIDC insists that it is on track to disappear soon.