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« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2015, 01:29:07 AM »
Last reported at 2015-Sep-21 15:00 UTC. Time now 2015-Sep-21 17:21 UTC.
Position  N 81°30' W 150°18'.
Wind from 200 at 12 knots
Barometer 1017.8 mb
 Air temperature -3.0 ° C
 Water temperature -1.4 ° C

Most images recently are of snow covered ice.  Some have ice without snow cover like this one from 2 pm GMT:

Is that some open water on the right?

Some of that ice might have formed from snowfall collecting and fusing on the surface of open leads.
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« Reply #151 on: September 28, 2015, 06:49:50 PM »
Open water at 77º 39' N.  Confusing: the ship is headed westward and sunset is being observed at 3 AM today GMT.  (Subsequent images are of nighttime.)
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« Reply #152 on: December 21, 2015, 04:55:56 PM »
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« Reply #153 on: December 21, 2015, 05:39:43 PM »
GEOTRACES Special Issue in Marine Chemistry Published!

  Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:45 

A new special issue devoted to GEOTRACES research is now published in Marine Chemistry!

The first paper of this volume describes the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014 (IDP2014), the first publicly available data product of the international GEOTRACES programme. Beyond the IDP2014 introduction, exciting papers present up-to-date research on the behaviors of iron (the permanent guest star, with more than 5 articles!), aluminium (4 articles), gallium (a new fellow), discussions on some known couples (or decoupled?, cadmium-phosphate and zinc-silicic acid) and new results on more usual tracers (rare earth element or nitrate, radium and thorium isotopes).

Note: these publications use data from 2014 cruse. The link (above) led me to some GEOTRACES abstracts from an April 2015 issue of Progress in Oceanography
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« Reply #154 on: January 25, 2016, 06:15:47 PM »
Coast Guard takes steps to acquire long-sought icebreaker for Arctic
Erica Martinson | Alaska Dispatch News | January 17, 2016


The Coast Guard Cutter Healy on a mission in the Arctic Ocean last summer. Grant De / US Coast Guard
WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard inched closer last week to acquiring a new heavy-duty icebreaker for the Arctic.

But realizing the dreams of a modern U.S. icebreaker fleet depends upon a large missing piece of the puzzle: money.

The Coast Guard currently has two working icebreakers, the heavy-duty Polar Star, commissioned in 1976, and the medium-duty Healy, commissioned in 2000. The Healy is used primarily for scientific missions. The second heavy icebreaker, the Polar Sea, has been out of commission since 2011.

Russia, meanwhile, has an icebreaker fleet of 41, with more on the way.

The medium-sized Healy “does not have the ability to provide year-round access to the Arctic.



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« Reply #155 on: March 04, 2016, 08:45:10 PM »
From the PolarTrek website:

Dates: 2 July 2016 to 10 August 2016
Location: USCGC Healy, Northern Chukchi Sea
Project Funded Title: Ocean Exploration: Chukchi Borderland project

The Arctic Ocean is one of the most remote locations on Earth and the area where the impact of climate change may be most strongly expressed. In the Chukchi Borderlands (CBL) area, water masses from the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet and interact over tremendously complex bottom topography, creating intricate currents and sea ice drifts. It is also the region of the most dramatic summer sea ice meltdown in the last decades. This project is a multi-disciplinary group effort to explore marine communities from microbes to mammals and from sea ice to seafloor in this poorly known, bathymetrically and hydrographically complex Arctic region. We will use a combination of photographic mapping using ROV, physical sampling, and state-of-the-art metagenomics to assess the diversity of this region. Field work involves a ~30-day icebreaker cruise in the summer of 2016, with use of the ROV Global Explorer that provides unique opportunities to capture fragile pelagic organisms and observe benthic fauna in relation to the bathymetric and geomorphological features of the seafloor.
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« Reply #156 on: March 04, 2016, 08:55:05 PM »
Canada Basin Acoustic Propagation Experiment (CANAPE)
   
Proposal Abstract:
The Arctic Ocean is undergoing dramatic changes in both the ice cover and ocean structure. Changes in sea ice and the water column affect both acoustic propagation and ambient noise. The implication is that what was learned about Arctic acoustics during the Cold War is now obsolete. Signals at frequencies well above the very low frequencies (≤ 20 Hz) previously required for long-range propagation in the Arctic may now be practical, for example.

In response to these changes, ONR has funded the Canada Basin Acoustic Propagation Experiment (CANAPE), consisting of a yearlong experiment in the Canada Basin of the Arctic Ocean during 2016–2017, preceded by a short Pilot Study in July-August 2015, in order to understand the effects of changing Arctic conditions on low-frequency, deep-water propagation and on the low-frequency ambient noise field. We plan in 2016–2017 to combine measurements of acoustic propagation and ambient noise with the use of acoustic remote sensing methods to help characterize the large-scale sound-speed field in this difficult-to-measure region that is still ice covered during much of the year. The overall goal of the CANAPE experiments is to determine the fundamental limits to signal processing in the Arctic imposed by ice and ocean processes.

Cruse dates (from Healy Current Mission web): 2016-08-15 to 2016-09-16
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« Reply #157 on: April 21, 2016, 09:39:52 PM »
The USCGC Healy, in dry dock at Vigor Shipyards on Harbor Island [Washington, USA], has completed a three-month overhaul. The 420-foot-long icebreaker, home-ported in Seattle, will leave in June for three missions in the North Polar region. The Healy can accommodate more than 80 officers and crew, plus up to 50 scientists. The ship’s top speed is 17 knots, but it cruises at 14 knots. Its steel hull is designed to continuously break though 4 feet of ice at 3 knots. On Sept. 5, 2015, the Healy became the first unaccompanied U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole. The Healy’s commanding officer is Capt. Jason Hamilton. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

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« Reply #158 on: June 04, 2016, 04:44:07 AM »
News from an interesting source:  Sputnik News
US Icebreaker to Begin 4-Month Mission to Map Arctic Ocean Floor

From a press release (today):
The Healy crew will primarily conduct three missions focusing on the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems, as well as perform multi-beam sonar mapping of the extended continental shelf," ...
"This work will directly support the United States’ claim for natural resources found on or beneath the ocean floor," ...

More from the article:
The voyage comes amid concerns that the United States is lagging behind other nations, especially Russia, in preparing for summer shipping lanes that are expected to open in the Arctic within the next two decades.

In addition, nations are beginning to explore the Arctic with an eye to mining oil, gas and other mineral resources.


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« Reply #159 on: June 26, 2016, 05:04:30 AM »
The Healy is heading north!

As this is the beginning of a new season, some repeated info:
ship position:  http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NEPP
     (set to 480 hours and zoom out to see the path taken from Seattle - the shortest distance between two points is a curve???   ::))
ship webcam:  http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2016
     (see the rain!)
ship information:  http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/
     "HEALY STATUS:  The United States Coast Guard Cutter HEALY is underway for Arctic West Summer 2016."
Healy Track Map: http://icefloe.net/uscgc-healy-track-map
      (Doesn't seem to be working now, or at least not on my browser.)

From the Arctic West Summer 2016 link, see "Weekly Blog" column with (now) a reference to 12 June 2016 that includes a summary of the three cruises planned for this season, and what they've done recently (training, enjoying the warm southern sun  :'(, etc.).

Cruise Line    Cruise Dates            Chief Scientist/CO             Research Topic
HLY1601    2016-07-02 to 2016-08-10    Russ Hopcroft           Ocean exploration
HLY1602    2016-08-15 to 2016-09-16    Peter Worcester        CANAPE
HLY1603    2016-09-18 to 2016-09-28    Larry Mayer              ECS Mapping
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« Reply #160 on: June 29, 2016, 04:53:35 PM »
Healy is approaching Alaska:  see it in the mists on the left, center-right and right horizons?

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« Reply #161 on: July 01, 2016, 08:52:22 PM »
Andreas Muenchow, in his Icy Seas blog post "Sea ice and 2016 Arctic field work" (June 15, 2016), writes about his research plans for this October-November north of Alaska.  He reminisces:
Here is a photo that Chris Linder of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took during a massive storm in the general vicinity in October of 2004. The storm halted all outside work on the 420 feet long USCGC Healy heading into the waves for 42 long and miserable hours:

He concludes:
Oh, I now also recall that during this four-week expedition we never saw land or the sun. It was always a drizzly gray ocean on a gray horizon. The Arctic Ocean in the fall is an often cruel and inhospitable place with driving freezing rain and fog.

His blog post shows some 'homework' he did showing that the 2016 expedition area was mostly ice covered during the Octobers of last century, but has been ice-free in early October these past several years.  "[H]owever, our 2016 expedition is during the transition from ice-free October to generally ice-covered early November, but ..."  [You'll just have to read his blog post to finish the sentence!]
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« Reply #162 on: July 12, 2016, 09:26:14 AM »
This year's Healy mission has recently reached the edge of the ice after passing through the Bering Strait. Links to its position and webcam here:

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NEPP

http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/

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« Reply #163 on: July 13, 2016, 11:21:11 AM »
with some thinner clouds yesterday we can locate the position of Healy at the edge of a floe of some clearly thick ice which has much  less surface melt than some of the thinner ice seen  not far away. http://go.nasa.gov/29P1gSh is the worldview link
http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2016&image=20160712-2001.jpeg
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« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2016, 07:41:46 AM »
Healy has moved further north and seems to stop at some ice floes for more detailed investigations.
looking through hourly photos shows how the ice moves around the larger floe where Healy is stopped (not familiar with nautical terms). http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2016
Unfortunately clear sky doesn't seem to coincide with overflight of the satellites which give me easy location of the ships position in worldview. I have marked its approximate place to give a view of where it is relative to the general situation of the ice in the arctic ocean. http://go.nasa.gov/2aaxpnw
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« Reply #165 on: July 29, 2016, 07:19:43 PM »
From the Arctic West Summer 2016 "Weekly Blog", specifically, from the July 24 post:
"The ice that slowed our progress last week dissipated throughout this week, the sun is out, and science is in full swing! The 24-hour sunlight and a strong high pressure system helped us make great strides towards achieving our goals. The ice thickness and coverage decreased throughout the week, expediting our transits between stations. ..."

"Small boat operations on a beautiful day in the Arctic."

A recent Healy webcam shows some totally wet ice on the edge of a large floe: [edit: click for larger image]

See my June 25 post (above) for various Healy-related links.
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« Reply #166 on: July 29, 2016, 08:54:46 PM »
Hi Tor,
Is that newly frozen ice around the floe in that pic (light-gray film over the water)? Asking out of ignorance :-)

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« Reply #167 on: July 30, 2016, 02:59:13 AM »
Seaicesailor,
I am not an expert.  The only ice in sea water I've ever seen was in the form of icebergs in Glacier Bay, Alaska when I was a college student, 2/3rds of my life ago.  I have, however, seen inches thick honeycombed lake ice (although not in recent decades) that looked something like what we're seeing in that image. The image (above) will appear much larger if you click on it (as I intentionally made it display smaller.)
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« Reply #168 on: July 30, 2016, 05:03:56 PM »
I live on a very large lake and at one point when the ice is melting it turns into what i call crystal candle ice... about 10 cm thick, however the ice consists of ice candles 10cm long with 1-2 cm diameter and when the wind pushes it onto the shore, it falls apart into large piles, and if you stand nearby you hear the most amazing musical bells
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« Reply #169 on: July 30, 2016, 11:47:08 PM »
today Healy reported air temperature of -2.2oC  and showed frozen over meltponds.
water temperature is given as -1.1oC  but these temperatures have very low resolution, it could be 0.3 more or less.  Nevertheless its is now down to seawater to do the melting.

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« Reply #170 on: August 04, 2016, 07:55:29 AM »
today Healy reported air temperature of -2.2oC  and showed frozen over meltponds.
water temperature is given as -1.1oC  but these temperatures have very low resolution, it could be 0.3 more or less.  Nevertheless its is now down to seawater to do the melting.

Water temperature of -1.1 is good for about 1.5CM/day of melt.

0.3C is good for 5.5CM/day of melt.

Bit of a range of variation... but...  If ice is less than 1M thick, quite likely it will be gone in a month under these conditions.
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« Reply #171 on: August 04, 2016, 09:34:38 AM »
sorry I didn't express myself sufficiently well. The water temperatures at http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NEPP are shown in a few discrete values: -1.7 ; -1.1 ; -0.6
(discarding the 30 as an error) never between them. This suggests that the resolution of these temperature readings is less that the precision of the tenth of a degree with which the numbers are shown.
The water temperatures reported yesterday were in scientific notation: -1.7 +/-0.3oC
which means they could be -1.5 and the day before the -1.1 could have been -1.4  (or -0.9)

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« Reply #172 on: August 04, 2016, 03:56:41 PM »
From the July 31 Healy Newsletter:
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HEALY and her science party mapped the genetic blueprints of nine different marine species, leading to the discovery of two previously undescribed species of jellyfish, and the discovery of a brand new order of benthic ctenophore! What is a benthic ctenophore, you ask? This bioluminescent creature is the first of its kind ever captured by scientists. It is an animal related to other floating jellyfish, but spends most of its life anchored to the seafloor. And it is very cool looking.
...

The new benthic ctenophore:

The "pumpkin jellyfish" discovered this week:


Current conditions:  foggy and ice-free seas near 71ºN 164ºW (but not surprising, given the location) - from the Healy Tracker:
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« Reply #173 on: August 11, 2016, 09:30:29 PM »
Looking at the truck, and the guys at the lower deck, it is interesting to go back to some pics and estimate the thickness of some ridged floes.
 

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« Reply #174 on: September 15, 2016, 07:00:57 PM »
Ice in the Beaufort Sea.

Healy location: (attached)
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« Reply #175 on: October 30, 2016, 08:54:03 PM »
The Healy is back in port near Seattle, Washington.

From the Arctic West Summer (AWS) 2016   October 2, 2016 newsletter:
“As we prepare to leave the Arctic, remember the great accomplishments we have already achieved this summer: discovering new life during AWS 1601, expertly placing acoustic moorings during AWS 1602, and skillfully executing a 3,000 meter dredge in ice covered waters,” –CAPT Jason Hamilton, at HEALY’s final quarters above the Arctic Circle this year.
This is just the leading paragraph. (See links above to the series of newsletters as well as to the last one.)

Quite a sunset (from the newsletter):


For several Healy-related links, see message at #159 above
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« Reply #176 on: February 08, 2017, 06:58:43 PM »
Coast Guard Cutter Healy Supports Geotraces Mission to the Arctic
Article published today, but it is about the 2015 mission.  There is a nice 4 minute video showing the ship, Arctic ice, a polar bear and more.

Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores (I thought we already know this...)
Article about a new study that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

“To the Top of the World”
Oceanographer Katlin Bowman was on the Healy in 2015; the experience gave her (with co-author Elizabeth Saito) the material to write “To the Top of the World,” a richly illustrated children’s book penned to inspire readers, especially young girls. - also, info from Sidley Daily News
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« Reply #177 on: June 03, 2017, 06:12:38 PM »
Healy was on the move (sea trials during the last 12 days [image])
Article about trials has video of ship living conditions.

As this is a new season, some repeated info:
ship position:  http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NEPP
ship webcam:  http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2017 [images start in July 2017]
ship information:  http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/ [nothing new since January]
Healy Track Map: http://icefloe.net/uscgc-healy-track-map [not currently activated]

current mission http://icefloe.net/healy-current-mission [edit: now with some 2017 info]
current deployment info:  http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/aws17/ [July 3, 2017 article - check weekly! but "Media Page" links to 2016 page that include a couple 2017 items.]

Image of research pool from Scientific American article
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« Reply #178 on: June 29, 2017, 02:47:19 PM »
Healy is out at sea again.  I presume it is more trials.  None of the links (June 3 post) have new info, not even the web cam, except for the location map showing Healy is off the coast of North America (and not appearing to be "heading north"). (I'm frustrated!)

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« Reply #179 on: July 02, 2017, 01:45:53 PM »
Finally, a little news of the 2017 Healy missions (links found in June 3 post - dead-end links will be fixed as needed [and when I notice])
Cruise Line    Cruise Dates    Chief Scientist/CO    Research Topic
HLY1701    2017-07-21 to 2017-08-11    Scot Tripp    USCG RDC
HLY1702    2017-08-26 to 2016-09-15    Bob Pickart    DBO
HLY1703    2017-09-19 to 2016-10-13    Peter Worcester     CANAPE - DEEP
HLY1704    2017-10-17 to 2016-11-10    Mohsen Badiey    CANAPE - SHALLOW

I trust we'll learn what "RDC", etc., mean in good time.

Not on sea trials, apparently, but on her way to Hawaii.
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« Reply #180 on: July 02, 2017, 03:37:53 PM »
Finally, a little news of the 2017 Healy missions (links found in June 3 post - dead-end links will be fixed as needed [and when I notice])
Cruise Line    Cruise Dates    Chief Scientist/CO    Research Topic
HLY1701    2017-07-21 to 2017-08-11    Scot Tripp    USCG RDC
HLY1702    2017-08-26 to 2016-09-15    Bob Pickart    DBO
HLY1703    2017-09-19 to 2016-10-13    Peter Worcester     CANAPE - DEEP
HLY1704    2017-10-17 to 2016-11-10    Mohsen Badiey    CANAPE - SHALLOW

I trust we'll learn what "RDC", etc., mean in good time.

Not on sea trials, apparently, but on her way to Hawaii.


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« Reply #181 on: July 02, 2017, 03:41:03 PM »
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« Reply #182 on: July 02, 2017, 03:50:09 PM »
2016 Arctic Tech Evaluation newsletter: https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg9/rdc/pdf/ATE16%20Pub_Final.pdf
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« Reply #183 on: July 03, 2017, 09:31:32 PM »
DrTskoul:  I didn't find anything concerning the Healy in you three posts.  Did I miss something?  Was there other ASI-related info you found interesting?
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« Reply #184 on: July 04, 2017, 03:40:44 AM »
I trust we'll learn what "RDC", etc., mean in good time..

I was answering the above question. In the links attached there are some interesting arctic related research project for general info..
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« Reply #185 on: July 06, 2017, 07:31:09 PM »
No ice in sight, but the Healy was near Oahu, as of Tuesday. Various links found here.

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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #186 on: July 11, 2017, 02:39:51 PM »
From the July 3 "AWS17" blog, and looking at the location map, the Healy is now headed Arctic-ward.
Welcome back faithful readers to another exciting summer of CGC HEALY operations. HEALY and her crew set sail on a rainy Seattle Tuesday bound for Hawaii en route to the Arctic (our Navigator must have gotten a bit turned around).

Various links found here.
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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #187 on: July 19, 2017, 08:30:51 PM »
Healy in port (Seward, Alaska, 125 km south of Anchorage)

A lot more activity (that is: more clouds, school busses, and people on deck) than last year's similar image in August.
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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #188 on: July 25, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
heading north
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From July 17 AWS17 blog
HEALY will mobilize the first of four summer missions, 1701, the 21 day Coast Guard Research and Development Center mission.

(whatever that is!)
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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #189 on: July 30, 2017, 05:12:20 PM »
Looks like they found some ice (current album is here: http://icefloe.net/Aloftcon_Photos/index.php?album=2017


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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #190 on: August 01, 2017, 06:25:34 PM »
Is it possible that the ship is headed toward the IMB 2017A? It seems to go right Northwards, in that direction of the buoy, similar longitude, latitude of 77 north. That buoy may be floating openly in the ocean by now, but I may be just wrong.
The state of the ice is horrendous, that we don't err.

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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #191 on: August 01, 2017, 08:14:25 PM »
Healy location & weather (see "ship position" at link)
Various Healy links
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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #192 on: August 04, 2017, 09:12:59 PM »
Currently, Healy is heading southward (location: near 71.75N 160W at 0700 UTC this morning).  The last image with any ice was yesterday 2017-08-03@12:01 when at 72.983N 154.183W
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Re: USCGC Healy: scientific missions to the Arctic
« Reply #193 on: September 03, 2017, 12:12:13 AM »
Healy TV !

http://science.dodlive.mil/2017/09/01/breaking-the-ice-inside-the-coast-guards-polar-icebreaker/

" Defense TV is taking you inside the cutter. Defense TV was offered the opportunity to embed with the Coast Guard during the Healy’s first cruise of 2017.

On the latest episode of Armed With Science on Defense TV, we take you on a tour of the Healy with Capt. Greg B. Tlapa and experience the sights and sounds aboard a polar icebreaker."