Scientific research on melting Arctic sea ice, summer 2012
Norwegian Polar Institute sea ice scientists Christina Pedersen and Dmitry Divine make measurements of ice surface topography using a laser device on a large floe of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during NPI's 2012 "ICE" (Ice, Climate, and Ecosystems) expedition. The areas of water are melt ponds of varying depth on the surface of the ice floe. In summer 2012, Arctic sea ice reached stunning new record lows for extent and volume.
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