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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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USCG icebreaker HEALY and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT seen from LOUIS ST. LAURENT's helicopter. A spectacular view of fracture patterns in the surrounding ice floes.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2009 September 5
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Frost flowers at Ice Camp
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Frost flowers at Ice Camp
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Camera lens camp showing scale of mini-hummocks on ice surface at Ice Camp.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon on left studying development of crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Frost flowers and various layers of ice looking at crack in ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Frost flowers on solid ice while fingers penetrating thin ice layer of refreezing water in crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Beautiful ice crystals reminiscent of ferns developing in crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Various ice crystals and patterns in refreezing surface of water found at crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Mitten placed on refreezing surface of water found at crack in ice pack giving scale of ice crystals and swirl patterns in ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Ice crystals and patterns in the ice surface of refreezing water surface of crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Beautiful ice crystals reminiscent of ferns developing in crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 2
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Icecicles found in small opening where floes were rafted.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 4
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X marks the spotwhere ice floes had frozen together.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 4
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Mini-ridges of ice crystals covered by snow and ice pellets overlying ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 8
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Mini-ridges of ice crystals covered by snow and ice pellets overlying ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 8
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Surface covered by ice crystals.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 9
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Ice crystals at small break in ice surface
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 9
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Long needle-like ice crystals on top of ice surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 9
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Ice crystals at edge of water/ice surface in crack in ice pack.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2007 April 12
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Ice crystals on top of refrozen surface of melt pool.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Odd arrangement of ice crystals reminiscent of honeycomb
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 August 22
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Short thick cylindrical ice crystals seemingly strewn about ice surface.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 3
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Short thick cylindrical ice crystals seemingly strewn about ice surface. Has appearance of short bristly hair.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Pancake ice in a young ice field. The raised edges are caused by repeated collisions between cakes of frazil ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Ice crystals covering pancake ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Ice crystals covering pancake ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 20
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Ice crystals on frazil ice and agglomerating pancake ice.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea 2008 September 21

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