Sea ice in November 2008

Up until the middle of the month an east and northeasterly wind was dominant in the Greenland Strait and the sea ice that had been edging towards Iceland by the end of October drifted away. By the middle of the month a westerly arrived and was dominant more or less throughout the month. The sea ice edged closer to Iceland and was closest about 45n.m. west and northwest off Westfjords.The Met office observed the development on satellite images and issued 5 announcements during this period. From the 21st until the 24th of November, 4 dispatches regarding sea ice were received from ships. The Coast Guard did not go on an exploration flight during the month.


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