~Again a rare sight, contrary to usual water engulfment, sea ice melts in the middle of a pack
~This loop offers an explanation of the warm High over the Arctic Ocean, sea ice on the Russian side of the Pole is much thinned.
Laptev sea ice melt speeds continue to impress, at right we have astounding example, usually sea ice melts when the ice pack is scattered, and pans of ice are prey to surrounding warm surface water. Not in this case, sea ice is melting from within the pack. The loop sequence below captured the jutting ice pack at centre (right);