Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

July 16, 2014 3:12 PM

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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.

The international effort hopes to figure out the physics of the ice edge in order to better understand and predict open water in Arctic seas.

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