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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Broken and refrozen surface of new ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 13
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New ice composed of nilas ice and frazil ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 14
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Ice floes freezing together to form solid ice surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 14
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Large blocks of ice frozen in place while perpendicular to water surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Small pancakes freezing together
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Brash ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Brash ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Brash ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Brash ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Bridge radar view of ice cover at 79 38 N 145 27 W in the Beaufort Sea on
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 15
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Swirls of nilas forming on open water
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 16
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Looking over the bow of the USCGS HEALY at a stretch of open water on which frazil and nilas ice are forming. Pack ice to the right in photo.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 16
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Bridge display showing latitude, longitude, speed over ground, and various meteorological parameters.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 16
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Large pancakes and new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 17
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New ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 17
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New ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 17
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Canadian Coast Guard Vessel LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen in the distance over pack ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 17
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Almost 100 per cent ice cover in the vicinity of the HEALY as shown on the bridge radar. 78 58 N 12922 W.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 18
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Fractures extending to a frozen lead filled with brash ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 18
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Ridges and hummocks in multi-year ice and an open lead.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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The hummocky appearance of multi-year ice as the great ice fields have now formed by mid- to late September.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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The hummocky appearance of multi-year ice as the great ice fields have now formed by mid- to late September.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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Brash ice accumulating on the edge of newly formed ice with an isolated floe frozen into the new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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New grey ice cracking into rectangular sheets as the CGC HEALY plows through new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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New grey ice cracking into rectangular sheets as the CGC HEALY plows through new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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The CGC HEALY in a large lead opening to a polynya as seen on the radarscope. 78 55 N 128 45 W.
Canada, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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Over 90 % ice cover is seen on the radar display of the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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An ice field stretching to the horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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Hummocks, ice blocks, remnants of ridges, and remnants of melt pools can be seen in this image.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 19
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Hummocky appearance of multi-year ice. Melt ponds have now frozen over.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Hummocky appearance of multi-year ice seen through an ice crystal haze.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Hummocky multi-year ice with frozen over melt ponds with a fracture opening to an area of new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Polygons of new ice form striking geometric patterns.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Polygons of new ice form striking geometric patterns.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Polygons of new ice form interspersed with small first year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 28
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Pancake ice frozen together
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Angular brash ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Rafting nilas covered with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Rafting nilas covered with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Rafting nilas covered with frost flowers with first-year and multi-year ice in upper third of image.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Polar bear tracks on new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 23
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Patterns on new ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 23
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Lead in first year ice closing over with newly forming ice and brash ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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New ice forming over large area of open water with frost flowers on a foggy misty day.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Interlocking fingers of newly forming ice with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Large frost flowers on newly frozen ice with floes in the distance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Polygons of newly forming ice with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Polygons of newly forming ice with frost flowerstending to congregate along the edges.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21
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Nilas ice broken into interlocking fingers with frost flowers on surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 22
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Nilas ice broken into interlocking fingers with frost flowers on surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 22

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