Arctic Sea Ice

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    On July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieved a canister dropped by parachute from a C-130, which brought supplies for some mid-mission fixes.

    The ICESCAPE mission, or "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment," is NASA's two-year shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research takes place in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in summer 2010 and 2011.

    Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen

    For updates on the five-week ICESCAPE voyage, visit the mission blog at:

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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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    1. Primula Rossa  32 months ago | reply

      breathtaking proportions:)

    2. Rafał P. 32 months ago | reply

      Cool picture!

    3. dodagp 32 months ago | reply

      A fabulous icescape!
      The humans' presence makes it more exciting.

    4. K)) [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful art^^

    5. DarkAngelDay 32 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!!!

    6. Amarbat 32 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot!

    7. annalisass 31 months ago | reply


    8. gotridofmypics [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Snowshoes, or flippers required!!! Great picture.

    9. Harry Nones 28 months ago | reply

      the curves of the ice water are lovely

    10. TheEpicEngine 23 months ago | reply

      Great shot and thanks for offering it as creative commons. It has been featured on the adventure lifestyle blog

    11. Frontierofficial 13 months ago | reply

      Great photo! This photo has been used by in a blog post:
      Thanks for sharing.

    12. PAME Secretariat 2 weeks ago | reply


      This is a really nice photo and thanks for offering it as creative commons we posted it on our website

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      The PAME Secretariat

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