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ICESCAPE Mission (201007210001HQ)

Researcher Cedric Fichot, of University of South Carolina, disembarks from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy on July 21, 2010, after reachingSeward, Alaska, at the end of the 2010 ICESCAPE mission. NASA's ICESCAPE mission to sampled the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the ocean and sea ice. Impacts of Climate change on the Eco-Systems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment (ICESCAPE) is a multi-year NASA shipborne project. The bulk of the research will take place in the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea's in summer of 2010 and fall of 2011. Photo Credit: (NASA/Kathryn Hansen)

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Taken on July 21, 2010