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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Ice floes, melt ponds and a lead between polynyas.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 28
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Refreezing of floes and melt ponds is well under way.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 17
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A mackerel sky reflecting off grease ice in a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 29
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First year ice floes being relatively thin with a level surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 29
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CGC HEALY passing through an extensive field of first year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 29
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The golden Arctic with sun reflecting off what appears to be a field of first year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 29
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Sun finding its way through almost full cloud cover to illuminate a patch of open water. Note hummocky appearance of ice floes indicating multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 30
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Sun seen through the clouds seen over ice floes and melt ponds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 30
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Refreezing melt pools and ice floes with a small polynya in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 1
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An impressive Arctic land-and sunscape.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 1
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CGC HEALY passing through an area of first year ice floes with the sun directly astern.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 1
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Ice floes, melt ponds and a golden sun.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 1
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Sun seen through the clouds. Sunrise or sunset?
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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Reflections off grease ice that has formed in a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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Frazil ice seen through the fog in a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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A sun pillar seen above the pack ice fringing a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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Reflections on grease ice with a few small floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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Sun seen through the clouds over first year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 9
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A helicopter view of the refreezing of ice flows and melt pools. By early to mid-September the refreeze has begun.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 11
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A lead through the pack ice. The outlines of refrozen melt pools can be seen in the pack ice. Interlocking fingers of nilas ice can be seen in the ice forming in the lead.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 11
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Rafting and interlocking sheets of nilas ice in the refreezing lead.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 11
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The refreezing pack ice. Blowing snow will soon obliterate visible traces of most of the former melt pools.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 11
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Second or multi-year ice showing a relatively smooth surface and developing a hummocky appearance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 12
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Breaking fracturing ice in a lead. Without the dark of the water and new ice in the lead, this would be near whiteout conditions where sky and ice blend together and the horizon is indistinguishable in a continuous white landscape.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 12
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The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen close aboard in the fog. Not quite zero visibility conditions.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 13
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Sun seen through the clouds. Note waves in clouds. Hummocky appearance of ice would indicate second-year or possibly multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 13
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New ice formed over a polynya with ice ridges and mult-year ice in distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT presents a ghostly apparatus as seen over the pack ice and mist.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen in the distance as the CGC HEALY makes its way through a lead with nilas and frazil ice .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen over pack ice and leads from the CGC HEALY.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Second or multi-year pack-ice with ridges extending to the horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Frost flowers on nilas ice with brash ice in the lower right corner.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Nilas ice at the edge of the pack ice. Frost flowers can be seen as white speckles on the new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 22
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A beautiful clear night with the CCG LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT astern of the CGC HEALY as it crushes its way through second year or multi-year pack ice. Melt pools and channels have now completely refrozen.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 24
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Moon, pack ice and new ice in a polynya or perhaps at the edge of the pack ice. The LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT is seen in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 24
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A snow shower as seen over a hummocky ice landscape.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Sun seen through the clouds reflecting off grey ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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The CGC HEALY proceeding through grease ice with some small floes in the area.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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The LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen through fog in what appears to be first year pack ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 14
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Sun seen through the clouds over the jackstaff as the CGC HEALY proceeds through ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 17
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A squally day with sun occasionally breaking through the clouds. Ice floes cover the Beaufort Sea.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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The CCG LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen nearly bow on entering a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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A wall of fog obscures the view of first year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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Parallel melt pools and ice floes provide a geometry lesson in near parallel features.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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Parallel cloud bands converge at the horizon over a landscape of ice floes, melt pools, and a polynya to the right.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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A helicopter eye's view of melting ice with clouds overhead illuminated through a layer of higher yet clouds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Looking astern to the LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT while traversing a lead between first year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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The CCG LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen nearly bow on entering a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Wake of the HEALY causing ripples to form in the nilas ice at the edge of the pack ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 24
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First year ice disintegrating into floes at the end of summer.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19

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