The storm began in Alaska and walked almost the entire territory of the Arctic Sea. Over the last 34 years the number of such storms over the North Pole, recorded in August, does not exceed eight. Unusual storm called because usually such atmospheric pressure system about 964 mbar are in the Arctic, but in the winter.
According to experts, late storms can have a huge impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt at an accelerated pace. Ice by the heat of the masses rather break into lumps that are carried by the wind in the warm latitudes, and there is melting in a matter of days. Such as storms Fit warm water from lower latitudes to the Arctic glaciers, which helps them to melt, not sliding.
Scientists suggest that there will be a storm will lead to the next minimum Arctic ice. Ten years ago the storm would not cause significant changes in the thickness and quality of the Arctic ice, because then it was much thicker and stronger. Of modern observations, we can conclude that the number of storms in an uncharacteristic season began to grow in the last decades of the 20th century, which can be explained by a warmer world.