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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Distinct increase in multi-year Arctic Ice per NSIDC, April 1, 2014

4/8/14, Arctic Sea Ice Extent as of April 1, 2014, NSIDC, Subhead, "Conditions in Context"


Increase in multi-year Arctic ice:

"An increase in multiyear ice," NSIDC (scroll to subhead)


"The extent of multiyear ice within the Arctic Ocean is distinctly greater than it was at the beginning of last winter. During the summer of 2013, a larger fraction of first-year ice survived compared to recent years. This ice has now become second-year ice. Additionally, the predominant recirculation of the multiyear ice pack within the Beaufort Gyre this winter and a reduced transport of multiyear ice through Fram Strait maintained the multiyear ice extent throughout the winter."


Added: Many sea ice charts, north and south poles:

Sea Ice Page, Watts Up With That

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