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Image : Dispatch 8: Searching for the Perfect Ice

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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.

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Last updated: September 6, 2013
 


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