Below, an animation showing the route against a backdrop of the Arctic region.
Note: this is a 3.4 MB animation that may take some time to fully load.
The image below shows the current sea ice's thickness, i.e. for February 2012. The animation illustrates that much of the sea ice is moving along with the sea current, flowing out of the Arctic Ocean along the edges of Greenland into the Atlantic Ocean.
Click on image or go to U.S. Naval Research Lab for updated animation
The animation below shows daily satellite pictures of methane descending down the Arctic, from the North Pole into North America over a period of 13 days (November 26, 2011, to December 8, 2011). Distances traveled daily appear to match average wind speeds for the respective area at this time of the year.
The area of the Kara Sea, Franz Josef Land and Svalbard shows temperature anomalies of over 20 degrees Celsius. How can such anomalies be explained?
Above animation is a 4.7MB file. It may take some time for the animation to fully load. It covers the period December 7, 2011, to February 11, 2012.