Massive number of "Goodbye" waves don't appear to register on JAXA
~Gyre centred Anticyclone rearranged flow circulation, a pause in the big extent drops were to be, however expected to surge again very soon
Beaufort Sea July 22 August 5 AMSR2 result. Massive area of 'Goodbye' waves didn't really show up on JAXA which is very interesting, it rather means that they are essentially slush, otherwise need be confirmed as such.
The 'Goodbye' waves of August 4 and 5 set themselves apart from sea ice in many ways, they are likely very thin slushy sea ice remnants (with different chemistry?), very thin because they move faster:
Goodbye waves are generally faster than sea ice, as a matter of distinction and practicality, essentially excellent example on how to measure sea ice volume. Lighter objects floating on sea surface should be swifter, especially if the sea current goes different direction than the winds . Sea ice moves South while Goodbye waves move West... Place your mouse pointer on Aug 3 on any large sea ice pan, and determine the distance it travelled, notice Goodbye waves move greater distances. WD August 6,2016