This is during the dark of the Arctic winter!
Open water in the Arctic - 01/01/2016
Harold Hensel, via Facebook
Beaufort, Chukchi, East Siberian, Laptev, Kara and Barents Sea's have open water. 01-01-2016.
The white is Climate Reanalyzier's, version of sea ice extent.
Broken up ice and slush is included in extent images if the designated areas have 15% or more of ice in them.
The 2nd image is what the sea ice actually looks like. It has cloud interference but the broken up ice can be seen.
The third image is actual temperature anomalies from the 1979 to 2000 baseline.
Above freezing temperatures in the Arctic Ocean in Jan, with no sunlight, is concerning. Permafrost areas in Canada don't look very good either