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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03683

Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 50. Top photograph of Arctic ice from 17,000 feet taken in mid-April showing total ice coverage in area. Spider-web appearing lines actually ice ridges, sometimes up to 10 feet high. At 86 North. Bottom: Ice conditions at 73N, 128W. Photo from 17,000 feet in July. The dark spots on ice are melt pools.

Image ID: wea03683, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Arctic Ocean
Credit: Headquarters Air Weather Service; Courtesy of the family of Nels Johnson, United States Weather Bureau (dec.)

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