Sea ice broken into pieces that are tiny and near the North Pole seems slushy. Speedy loss in sea ice thickness has brought place as reviewed in a current post A development predicated on PIOMAS amount information (early for 2016) points Winter Solstice 2016 Northern Hemisphere in a collapse around December 2021/Jan 2022, as highlighted from the chart below. Sea-ice that is thin is more susceptible to the stronger storms that can be anticipated to reach the Arctic Water through the northern summer more frequently, and they might push large sums of ice out of the Arctic Sea.

Arctic sea ice level in 2016 was the bottom since satellite measurements began, when scope is averaged within the interval from March 20 to September 22, as illustrated from the photograph below. Info for 2016 are not available yet, nonetheless it does seem like 2016 will also be when averaged on the whole year possess the lowest sea-ice level. The image below, from your disintegration page, displays that we may well be on a craze that is climbing even faster than the rapid heat increases in 2016 may show.

The photographs below show Arctic sea ice magnitude as measured by (left) and regular Arctic sea-ice magnitude (year to date, October 20, 2016), from the post by Torstein Viðdalr (right). Average Arctic sea-ice extent for the period October 22, 2015 to Oct 20, 2016 (blue line) was below it was for any different 365-time period since 1978, when satellites first began measuring ocean ice extent.