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Observations - Summer of 2008

     Observations of surface and bottom melt observed from IMBs in the summer of 2008. There was increased bottom melt in regions of low ice concentration, such as the Beaufort Sea. The smallest amount of ablation was observed north of Greenland. 

The total amount of surface (red) and bottom (yellow) melt during the summer of 2008 measured at sever ice mass balance buoys. The white dots denote an approximate position during of the buoy during summer. The two numbers associated with each plot are the ice thickness at the beginning and the end of the melt season  the ice measured at seven ice mass balance buoys. Also displayed is the ice concentration from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.