Image : Dispatch 8: Searching for the Perfect Ice
Sea ice fields from an altitude of 400 meters. Some of the ice fields are huge (up to 10 miles in diameter, not shown here) but this is first-year ice with thickness less than 100 cm. In September and October, strong storms can destroy these fields and our buoy could sink. Stronger, thicker ice is needed.
Last updated: October 18, 2016