The 2015 winter cyclone so powerful it caused Arctic ice sheets to thin by FOUR INCHES
During the frigid winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, sea ice in the Arctic typically grows thicker and stronger.
But in December 2015, a massive cyclone ripped through the area, bringing enough heat and humidity to thin the ice cover and completely melt it out in some areas.
According to a new NASA study, the cyclone that formed in the middle of the night on Dec 28 caused mean air temperatures in the Kara and Barents seas region to skyrocket to 18°F warmer than the averages for the previous 12 years.
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