80 Percent of New Arctic Sea Ice Melts Before Leaving Russian Coast

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The northern coast of Russia is largely considered the most important spot for the formation of new sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, fueled by the area’s shallow waters, frigid winter temperatures, and a strong wind that pushes ice to the open sea.

But scientists have discovered that 80 percent of this new sea ice now melts before it can leave coastal waters — up from 50 percent in 2000…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (04-03-2019)