Northern Nares Strait Ice Arch Breaks Up

Nares Strait is a narrow arctic waterway bounded by the east coast of Ellesmere Island (Canadian) and the western coast of Greenland (Danish). The strait is frozen throughout the winter season but opens in the summer and is a major pathway for sea ice flushing out of the High Arctic.

Break-up of Northern Nares Strait Ice Arch – July 6, 2009 1800 UTC


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