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NOAA Photo Library Image - arct0395

Parallel ridges with huge blocks of blue green ice thrown up. Like the subduction zones of plate tectonics that build mountain ranges, these features are the result of buckling caused by the great pressure of colliding ice floes. Probably second year ice.

Image ID: arct0395, NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Location: Alaska, Beaufort Sea
Photo Date: 2007 April 1
Credit: Collection of Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, Chief Scientist National Ice Center

Category: Arctic Ice/

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