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NOAA Photo Library Image - arct0642

The CGC HEALY cuts through and area of dark nilas. Both the elasticity of nilas is seen with the bow wave propagating through the ice sheet and also the rafting effect caused by wind and pressure which helps the ice build in thickness.

Image ID: arct0642, NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Location: Alaska, Beaufort Sea
Photo Date: 2008 September 9
Credit: Collection of Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, Chief Scientist National Ice Center

Category: Arctic Ice/

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