The summer of 2014 began with relatively cool temperatures in the Arctic, and the storms and winds that can break up ice were mostly absent, but the long-term thinning of sea ice has made it more susceptible to melting, so the 2014 melt season concluded with the sixth-lowest ice extent of the modern satellite era. NASA's Landsat 8 satellite acquired this image of sea ice in the Coronation Gulf area on June 16, 2014.
This scene, offered by Customaps, shows a part of Canada’s Victoria Island (on the right of the image) and the mainland that opens to the Beaufort Sea to the west. The gulf forms the westernmost section of the Northwest Passage, which opened during the low-ice year of 2007, but remained ice-bound in 2014. The close-up view of the ice shows a wide range of sea ice types. Blue ice is thicker ice that is several years old; it contains fewer and smaller pockets of air that would normally cause ice to reflect blue light. The dark grey ice is even younger and thinner, and might represent an area of recently open water that refroze. Finally, brash ice—wreckage of various ice types afloat in the water - is seen drifting in the gulf’s open water.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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