bottom of ice floe

Bottom of ice floe. Formation of ice crystals by freezing of low salinity melt water causes the surface to appear smooth without any larger depressions. The ice crystals in that layer are several cm in size and are loosely connected. Image courtesy of Arctic Exploration 2002, Rolf Gradinger, NOAA/OER.

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Arctic Expedition 2002

Arctic Exploration: Sept 3 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery