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Patrice Monroe Pustavrh

Hat tip to you Neven. You can even write faster than I can read. Great, great, great :). Now, I will take my time to slowly digest huge amount of information you provided.

Bob Wallace

Solar powered drones. More data points for far less money. That's my suggestion.

Great read, BTW. More info confirming the volume model.

Enjoy summer ice. May not get to experience it too many more years....

Jon Torrance

Great stuff. However, regarding "The downside of this thin, young and unstable ice is that it's difficult to find appropriate ice floes for our operations on the ice.", I can sadly think of another downside to that.

Andrew Xnn

Curious to know at what latitude the first year ice that was surveyed formed at?

With as much open ocean as there is now in the arctic, the dynamics of 1st year ice will dominate.

Of course, no matter where ice forms at, it will move about and during the course of the year get folded into thicker slabs or broken up into thinner one. It can move towards the north where it melts slowly or southward where it generally melts quicker.

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