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Table 5

Changes in power law exponent (α), total floe number density (TFND) and area fraction of small (FS, < dinter) and large (FL, ≥ dinter) floes leading to mid-August breakup. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.232.t5

ClusterPeriod in 2014aΔαΔTFND (km–2)ΔFs (%)ΔFL (%)dinterb (m)Image overlapc

 
C1 July 29–August 12 0.32 2.24 7.2 –27.3 500 Slightly off (dispersed) 
C2 July 31–August 12 0.52 2.93 13.4 –8.1 900 Dispersed 
C3 July 31–August 12 0.66 5.35 15.6 –29.1 500 Slightly off (dispersed) 
C4 July 31–August 12 0.19 1.54 9.2 –9.1 600 Almost same area 
ClusterPeriod in 2014aΔαΔTFND (km–2)ΔFs (%)ΔFL (%)dinterb (m)Image overlapc

 
C1 July 29–August 12 0.32 2.24 7.2 –27.3 500 Slightly off (dispersed) 
C2 July 31–August 12 0.52 2.93 13.4 –8.1 900 Dispersed 
C3 July 31–August 12 0.66 5.35 15.6 –29.1 500 Slightly off (dispersed) 
C4 July 31–August 12 0.19 1.54 9.2 –9.1 600 Almost same area 

a As framed by satellite images available on the two dates given, leading to mid-August breakup.

b Point in the mean caliper floe diameter d where the two cumulative floe number densities intersect each other.

c Description of how well the two images overlap each other.

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