The break-up of ice has started one month earlier than in 2020 and 2021

The break-up of ice has started one month earlier than in 2020 and 2021

I have written a postscript to my article,THE END OF POLAR ICE IN 2022? showing how the break-up of the ice looked in 2020 and 2021

POSTSCRIPT

In trying to find some context for this Margo and I went searching.

We found this item from late-August, 2020.

Before that there was no similar break-up that far north

Loose and weak ice with lots of melt ponds, partly open water, and no signs of multiyear ice. The powerful photos from the MOSAiC expedition reaching the North Pole on August 19 show the dramatic impact of climate changes
Then I found the following video from 11 months ago when the breakup started at 88N, not 60 km away from the Pole. 

Discussing this, we decided that this breakup started 11 months earlier than the last 2 years and over a very short period of time.
The area adjacent to the North Pole has been breaking up since 7 July.
We have about a month of high melt left and then it starts to slow down but continues to about mid-September.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
RSS