NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

NORTH POLE SEA ICE COVER BREAKING RECORD EARLY

This is from Facebook. I am afraid that when it comes to the Arctic I have had my eye off the ball.
The entire main icepack on the Atlantic side shows heavy fracturing to within 300km of the North Pole, extraordinary at this early point in the melting season. The degree of mobility of sea ice is also very high. April 26 was a particularly clear day over the Atlantic side of the icepack. It looks like the fracturing of Arctic Ocean ice cover is developing rapidly, although there is often cloud obscuring the images. Checking back through the last 20 years in NASA Worldview, no year in the past 10 years for this date of 2021 has such a heavily fractured icepack on the Atlantic side. 2014 comes a rather distant second, 2016 a more distant third.

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