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New sea-ice forming
When sea-ice starts to form it can do so over 10's,
or even 100's of square miles of open sea at a time.
The secret is not only cold conditions but also calm
sea. Any amount of movement over the sea sweeps the forming
ice to one side and prevents it from solidifying, conversely
a calm sea can lead to what was all blue and bouncy the
night before being white and spookily flat the next day.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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