~ Is there any wonder why sea ice is in dire shape after more than a month of Gyre reinforcing steady anticyclone?
~All significant fronts show current devastation greater than same date 2012!
From excellent NASA worldview archives:
Atlantic front 2018 #1 melting position compared to 2012-2017
Beaufort sea, 2018 close to #1 shared with very warm 2016 and similar in circulation 2017.
forcing on the much darker already very warmed because of less winter sea ice Bering Sea. In retrospect 2013 was a very interesting year, despite a constant cyclone over the gyre area, this current still turned clockwise.
No matter what will happen, although I have a very good projection of what will occur, the very greatly enhanced Arctic Ocean gyre current will devastate sea ice by compaction till sea ice minima comes. wd, June 6 2018