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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03685

Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 52. Right - The North Pole in July as seen on an aircraft radarscope at 18,000 feet. Numerous openings in pack ice. Mid-September photograph from 18,000 feet at 76 N, 124W showing refreezing ice. Old floes are encased in a matrix of new ice. Melt pools have refrozen and are covered with a layer of snow.

Image ID: wea03685, 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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