Laptev bites not so crunchy Northern ice, North Pole is beginning to open.
A closer look at the North Pole to Russian sector ice, July 18-22 2016. A very peculiar split of sea ice movement, one to the Northeast the other to the Northwest at the point where the Laptev Sea appears to bite the ice pack at 80 N and 150E longitude. The old ice Guard of the Pole seems to scatter accordingly. WD july 24, 2016