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Dissolving Sea Ice, South of Svalbard
Approaching Svalbard by plane provides South of the archipelago the view on a sea area, where a cold current coming from East meets the last branches of the Golf stream from West. Here the compact sea ice, which is drifting from Siberia westwards to Svalbard, is dissolving into the warmer waters. With warming climate the summer sea ice edge is moving northwards. 2007 was so far the year with the least amount of summer Arctic sea ice cover.