Brian's "Picture of the Week"

IMAGE: Hudson Bay pack ice

A blanket of fresh Pack Ice looks surreal in the low winter sun while airborne at 36,000 feet over Canada. The sea ice cracks in the winds and currents, then refreezes causing strange shapes and shades. The air below, near Rankin Inlet on the northwest side of Hudson Bay, is -30C and can freeze open water easily. Later, by early Summer, the ice looks completely different from countless cracking and refreezing. More: [info]. Near N63.5, W090. [Map]. Photo: 3 December 2006 (posted 7 Jan 2007). [800x600]

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