The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton breaks thin ice to surface in the Arctic Ocean during the 2014 ICEX campaign. Credit: US Navy courtesy Hamilton Ingalls Industries, Chris Oxley

December, 2015

A sharper view of the ice edge

In the waters north of Alaska, ships can go for weeks without seeing another vessel. Fog frequently blankets the region in the spring and summer when the sea ice melts and recedes towards the North Pole. This season of melt has attracted more oil-seeking rigs and vessels over the last five years, taxing the U.S…. Read more »

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