2008 Arctic sea ice same surface, but more break aways, El nino cycle
Scientists still not investigate the shock wave heating of ice (with reflection) caused by UltraViolet rays. The ozone layer deplation creates a hole for the UV and cosmic rays to pass through. As well as UV Light can burn the skin it can heat up ocean water 150 feet deep. This was measured in southern france near frejus by divers. The same applies for ice and snow. The UV rays can work like a laser beam cutting deep inside the ice shelf, breaking apart. The Ozone layer is to "refill" with Laser satellites recombing the remaining oxygen molecules to O3 Ozone. Think of your old Laser printer sometimes smelling bad, he was producing ozone from Oxygen with the Laser. The Ozone refill program would cost $50 bn and was first time researched by russia 1989.
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have passed its minimum extent for 2008 without breaking last year's record.
The US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the ice covered 4.5 million sq km (1.7 million sq miles) at its lowest point on 12 September.
Last year's minimum was 4.1 million sq km (1.6 million sq miles).
This summer's ice cover was the second lowest since satellite records began 30 years ago, which NSIDC says emphasises the "strong negative trend".