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A series of intense storms in the Arctic has caused fracturing of the sea ice around the Beaufort Sea along the northern coasts of Alaska and Canada. High-resolution imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the evolution of the cracks forming in the ice, called leads, from February 17 – March 18 2013. The general circulation of the area is seen moving the ice westward along the Alaskan coast.

 
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Keywords:Suomi NPP, VIIRS, Arctic, sea ice, 2013.03.22
 

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