Earth  ID: 12421

Warm Winter Cyclone Damaged Arctic Sea Ice Pack

A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this otherwise frigid environment that it thinned and shrunk the sea ice cover during a time when the ice should have been growing.

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Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase Corp): Lead Writer
Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Visualizer
Linette Boisvert: Scientist
Alek A. Petty (University of Maryland): Scientist
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Cyclones
SVS >> Arctic Ice Thickness
SVS >> Aqua
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0