Checking Stability of Arctic Sea Ice

Image: Checking Stability of Arctic Sea Ice

Detailed Description

Two U.S. Coast Guard members are checking the stability of a piece of multi-year Arctic sea ice. They were lowered by crane from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. This was during a scientific expedition to map the Arctic seafloor. The expedition was a joint effort using two ships, Healy and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St. Laurent. These Coast Guard members checked for stability of the ice before placing the brow on it. The brow served as a walkway between the ships so those onboard could meet eachother.


Image Dimensions: 3072 x 2048

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Location Taken: US