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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Radarscope view of ice cover at 80 15 N 15206 W
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 18
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A mirror-like surface on a melt pond with inclusions of brash ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 18
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Ice floes with melt ponds separated by a linear ridge extending to the horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 18
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Ice floes and melt ponds in late summer.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 18
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Ice floes, melt ponds and a small lead in late summer.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 18
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Relative thick 2nd year to multi-year ice separated from newer thinner ice by a small ice ridge
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 18
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Sensor display on the bridge of the CGC HEALY showing position as 80 58 N , 154 41 W.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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A ridge broke by a lead in an area of elliptical melt ponds with another larger lead cutting diagonally across the image.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 19
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2nd year to multi-year hummocky ice with melt pond and ridges seemingly converging towards horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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Multi-year ice with a hummocky surface and melt ponds next to an aread of thinner newer ice witha smoother appearance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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An area of relatively new, thin floes some small ridges extending to the horizon .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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An area of hummocky 2nd year to multi-year ice with melt ponds with a small polynya.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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Melt ponds and ice floes
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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Ice forming over a melt pond that has melted through to the ocean below.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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Ice forming over a melt pond
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 19
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Ice floes, melt ponds, and some brash ice on a very gray dark Arctic day.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 20
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The bow of the CGC HEALY plowing through ice floes and melt pools. The ship is moving through the ice parallel to a long linear fracture in the ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 20
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Ice floes and melt ponds on a gray day with a hint of sun illuminating fog and clouds to upper right.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 20
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Running along a fractured area between ice floes and melt ponds. Areas of open water appear as dark streaks in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 20
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Radarscope display of ice cover at 82 51 N, 161 22 W. This position is less than 500 miles from the North Pole.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 20
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Interlocking melt ponds and ice floes in late summer.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 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. 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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