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Sea ice-covered coast, Sterlegova (75.26N 89.09E), Taimyr, Russia (July 1991)

Sea ice-covered coast, Sterlegova (75.26N 89.09E), Taimyr, Russia (July 1991)

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Uploaded 02 Jun 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Sea ice is simply frozen ocean water. It forms, grows, and melts in the ocean. In contrast, icebergs, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves all originate on land. Sea ice occurs in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Sea ice grows during the winter months and melts during the summer months, but some sea ice remains all year covering large areas of the Arctic Ocean. Even though sea ice occurs primarily in the polar regions, it influences our global climate. Sea ice has a bright surface, so much ...
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