This mosaic of images taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite shows an unusually strong storm over the Arctic Ocean on Aug. 6, 2012.
Image Source: NASA / Goddard / MODIS Rapid Response Team

Last summer the Arctic sea ice melted to a record low. At the same time, a freak cyclone over the Arctic hung out for a record 13 days in August. Was the cyclone the key driver of the record ice melt? Researchers from UW’s Polar Science Center say that no. Read more here!