Franz Josef Land has near 0 C temperatures, but with sst's +2 C
Goodbye Waves a plenty, and some opposite Transpolar Stream action effectively returning the loose pack towards the North Atlantic on its Eastern sector:
JAXA chart keeps on showing expansion of sea ice, which is exactly following the 15% rule.
There is likely no freezing, mainly moving loose sea ice in contrary direction of the Transpolar Stream:
Looking carefully, even with colder sea water and air near the Pole, there is a presence of Goodbye Waves. But far skinnier than near Franz Josef Lands.