Sea Ice Patterns

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    On July 20, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy steamed south in the Arctic Ocean toward the edge of the sea ice.

    The ICESCAPE mission, or "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment," is a NASA shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research took place in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in summer 2010 and 2011. Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen

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    1. TreespiritArt 75 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful. I love the sky reflected in the water surface.

    2. dodagp 75 months ago | reply

      Marvellous ice patterns !!!!
      Looks like a puzzle cut into huge interlocking pieces !!!!!!!

    3. BleuZ00m 75 months ago | reply

      Yes, hauntingly beautiful, but the rapidly-melting Arctic sea ice reveals so much more than just how quickly global warming is changing the planet. #EndFossilFuelSubsidies #RIO12

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