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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Radar image of ice cover at 78 35 N, 143 46 W
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 24
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Multi-year ice with brash ice, refrozen melt pools, and hummocky appearance.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 24
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Frazil ice and interlocking fingers of nilas ice covered with frost flowers and first year ice floes
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 26
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Radar image of ice cover at 77 59 N, 139 02 W .
Canada, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 25
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Frazil ice on lower left of image, nilas to right and ice floes extending to horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 25
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Rafting nilas forming grey-white ice as it continues to grow in thickness. The dark ice to the bottom is thin nilas with frost flowers showing as white specks.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 25
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Large ridge in multi-year ice with refrozen melt pools in foreground
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 26
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Ice floes in distance, nilas ice in bottom center, and large pancakes frozen together in lowest center.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 26
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Interlocking fingers of nilas ice covered with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 26
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Nilas ice covered with frost flowers
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 26
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Nilas ice covered with frost flowers with the ice pack extending to the horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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A large area of nilas ice with frost flowers
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Healy traversing an area of floes of first year ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Nilas ice covered with frost flowers
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Hummocky multi-year ice with ridges and refrozen melt ponds. Frozen fog in the distance with either a show shower or possible illumination of ice crystals below sun.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Rotting melting ice at the edge of an ice floe.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 27
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Small pancake ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Ice floes interspersed with nilas ice and brash ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Frazil ice to left, rafting interlocking fingers of nilas to right, and ice floes extending to horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Pancakes frozen together in bottom half of image, some frazil ice, and interlocking fingers of nilas ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Pancakes freezing together
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Pancakes freezing together
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Large pancake floes. Note the structure of the floes where it can be seen that they have been formed by the agglomeration of smaller pancakes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Pancakes with remnant of older ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Frazil ice with greasy appearance in leads and nilas ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking pancake ice which with further freezing and jostling will form larger floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking pancake ice which with further freezing and jostling will form larger floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Radar image of minimal ice cover at 75 15 N, 138 21 W.
Canada, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking pancake ice which with further freezing and jostling will form larger floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking pancake ice which with further freezing and jostling will form larger floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking pancake ice which with further freezing and jostling will form larger floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Pancake showing growth of pancakes which will ultimately form floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Nilas ice with frost flowers
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking fingers of nilas ice with frost flowers.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Interlocking fingers of nilas ice with frost flowers with ice pack of multi-year ice extending to horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Navigation display on USCG icebreaker HEALY at 76 44 N, 134 09 W . Note air temperature of 9.75 Fahrenheit and a sea temperature of minus 1.3 Celsius (approximately 30 Fahrenheit, below the freezing point of fresh water).
Canada, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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Multi-year ice floes extending to the horizon.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 28
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An amazing assemblage of small pancakes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Small and large pancakes coming together to form ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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The USCG icebreaker HEALY cruising in open water along an area dominated by pancake ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Pancake ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Radar image of minimal ice cover at 74 46 N, 140 03 W.
Canada, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Floes of multi-year ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Floes of thick multi-year ice
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Floes of thick multi-year ice on a gray cloudy day.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 29
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Helicopter operations. Canadian helicopter flying over first-year ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 August 24
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USCG icebreaker HEALY in relatively smooth first-year ice floes followed by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 September 5
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USCG icebreaker HEALY in relatively smooth first-year ice floes and nilas ice followed by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 September 5
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USCG icebreaker HEALY in relatively smooth first-year ice floes and nilas ice followed by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 September 5
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USCG icebreaker HEALY in relatively smooth first-year ice floes and nilas ice alongside the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT .
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 September 5

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