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Arctic Ice Formation is More Complex Than Previously Thought - Universe Today
New observations show that Arctic sea ice isn't completely static; it undergoes back and forth motions twice a day, no matter how cold the weather gets. Researchers used Canada's RADARSAT Earth observation satellite to image the Arctic region up to five times a day. It found that the ice moved back and forth during a 12-hour cycle, caused by the Earth's rotation. This movement could create increased ice formation as the icepack thins, and prevent depletion of the icecaps.