Arctic sea ice adapts

“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”

Arctic sea ice retreat does allow some additional warming of the Arctic Ocean during some months of the year. Then each year Fall and then Winter arrives and it retakes most of the area it lost earlier.

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The Arctic Energy Budget

The Arctic Energy Budget:

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Does a lack of sea ice in the Arctic increase Northward ocean heat transport?