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The ice encountered on site prior the start of MOSAiC was severely weathered. Observations indicated that a large fraction was melted completely during summer months. Residual ice that survived was exceptionally thin and characterised by frozen-over melt ponds.

Credit: Mario Hoppmann, AWI

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