We see thinning of sea ice loose packs almost everywhere in the Arctic Ocean, here North of Franz Josef Land Russia, is a retreat of sea ice Northwards. This flow has no solid pack to recoil on and therefore is breaking apart. Note Goodbye Waves to the South of the Front indicate great melting. The new open water areas, numerous as they may be, are highly likely not recorded by extent numbers 15% per grid regulation.
Superimposed JAXA map September 5 (white black) September 7 (in colour). The colour gains, on the Leeward side (winds counterclockwise) of sea ice shores outnumber the black and white september 5 map by a far greater extent, black being mixed with colour on the largely steady compacted windward side. This masks the real melt numbers further. Eventually, further dispersion will show dramatic melt results. WD September 8,2016
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