Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth
Arctic sea ice regrowth in October is freakishly slow. We are at record low ice extent for late October; even lower than the 2012 minimum. In this video, and the next, I chat about Beaufort Gyre stalling and reversal, atmospheric and ocean circulation changes, sea-surface and water column temperatures, salinities, heat transport, and much more. Since formation in 2015, there have been two permanent hot spots in the oceans off Svalbard, with water temperatures at 78 degrees latitude North of 18.5 degrees Celsius in late October.