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Pancake Ice and floes - Arctic Sea Ice

Pancake Ice and floes - on Arctic Sea Ice, Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, September 2009. In August 2012, Arctic sea ice hit a record minimum - this will affect weather and the global climate, as the ice cap reflects much of the sun's solar energy back into to space. With sea ice melting away, the dark water below absorbs more solar energy, which in turn causes more melting.

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_MG_4766-arctic_sea_ice20090914.jpg
Copyright
2009 Dave Walsh
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Millennium Images, Arctic Sea Ice, Greenland and the Arctic
Pancake Ice and floes - on Arctic Sea Ice, Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, September 2009. In August 2012, Arctic sea ice hit a record minimum - this will affect weather and the global climate, as the ice cap reflects much of the sun's solar energy back into to space. With sea ice melting away, the dark water below absorbs more solar energy, which in turn causes more melting.