|2012 did not have coldest CTNP over the CAA in 20 years, therefore a massive ice imprint, much more significant than 2012, as we can see, with 2018 easily 400,000 km2 wide:|
2012 sea ice same day looked emaciated and vanished.
Before we judge 2018 extent magnificent recovery, we must think of winter past, when the lower CAA was really seasonally cold or colder. Despite the entire Arctic Ocean being exposed with warmest weather. WDJuly 8 2018