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Catalog of Images

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Helicopter eye view of ice floes, melt ponds, areas of brash ice, and other phenomena.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Helicopter eye view of ice floes, melt ponds, areas of brash ice, and other phenomena. this shot was taken closer to the surface than arct0483 and hummocky areas can be seen on some areas of the floe indicating second-year to multi- year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Helicopter eye view of ice floes, melt ponds, areas of brash ice, and other phenomena.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Helicopter eye view of ice floes, melt ponds, areas of brash ice, and other phenomena.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Helicopter eye view of ice floes, melt ponds, areas of brash ice, and other phenomena.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Helicopter approaching the USCGC HEALY after an overflight of ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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USCGC HEALY and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT steaming through the ice as seen from helicopter. Note lineations in ice as well as rectangular feature in left lower center.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 20
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Ice floes on the edge of a polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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Seemingly endless melt ponds and ice floes below a gray sky.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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Ice floes, melt ponds, and a polynya seen below a gray sky.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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Hummocky multi-year ice interspersed with newer flatter appearing ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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A beautiful heart-shaped melt pond in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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A lone observer watching melt ponds and ice floes pass below the bow of the USCGC HEALY.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 21
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Looking toward hummocky multi-year ice contrasted with smoother newer ice in the foreground.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 22
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Aquamarine melt ponds with a veneer of thin ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 22
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Mesmerized by melt ponds with a veneer of thin ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Brash ice next to ice floes of hummocky multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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A ridge in multi-year ice with elliptical aquamarine melt ponds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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A ridge in hummocky multi-year ice flows with aquamarine melt ponds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Interlocking melt ponds with new ice surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Melt ponds with new ice on surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Melt ponds with new ice on surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Frazil ice blowing into bands on surface of water.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Frazil ice blowing into bands on surface next to ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Frazil ice blowing into bands on surface in large area of open water.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Remnants of a melting ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Honeycombed remnants of a melting ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Multi-year ice with melt ponds
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 23
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 24
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Fog over a large area of open water in the ice pack. Within half an hour the CGC HEALY was back in the pack ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 24
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 24
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A large aquamarine keel is apparent on the edge of a multi-year ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 24
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A large aquamarine keel is apparent on the edge of a multi-year ice floe. Brash ice to left in image.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 24
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A large aquamarine keel is apparent on the edge of a multi-year ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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Melting honeycombed ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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Honeycombed melting ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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An ice floe in open water
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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The edge of an area of multi-year ice with aquamarine melt ponds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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The edge of an area of multi-year ice with aquamarine melt ponds.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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An area of first year ice floes
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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A junction area of multi-year ice floes with aquarine melt ponds and smoother first year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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Looking down to aquamarine colored ice with melt ponds melting through to underlying seawater.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 25
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A large area of open water with the ice pack in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 26
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Melt pools with ice crystals
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 26
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A large area of open water with the ice pack in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 26
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Aquamarine melt ponds in multi-year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 26

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