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Sea Ice in the Far North

Breakdown of an Ice Arch
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Breakdown of an Ice Arch

An arch of pack ice usually prevents Arctic sea ice from flowing down the Nares Strait. That arch broke up early this year.

Published May 20, 2017

Image of the Day Water Snow and Ice Sea and Lake Ice

Sea Ice Swirls in the Labrador Sea
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Sea Ice Swirls in the Labrador Sea

A combination of winds and currents steered sea ice into interlocking swirls.

Published May 16, 2017

Land Water Snow and Ice Sea and Lake Ice