Novosibirskiy (New Siberian) Ice Massif
Novosibirskiy (New Siberian) Ice Massive – formed in summer in the western part of the East Siberian Sea in the area of extensive land fast ice. It consists of 1-year, and sometimes older, ice. By the second half of navigation, the whole massif is usually destroyed and then the ice edge retreats far north (north of the New Siberian Islands). But when the massif contains pack ice, it is preserved until the next freeze.