Operation Deep Freeze 2019-2020

Operation Deep Freeze

Senior Ice Analyst Michael Lowe, U.S. National Ice Center, was tasked with deploying on U.S. Coast Guard’s Cutter Polar Star in support of Operation Deep Freeze season 2019-2020. Mr. Lowe provided ice and environmental support for its Antarctic transit to support the resupply of McMurdo Station.

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Northwest Passage Sea Route Chart

Arctic Sea Route Products

As the Arctic undergoes its summer melt season, the U.S. National Ice Center produces its sea route charts. These charts outline the ice conditions and general Sea Routes leading from the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait and into the Atlantic through the Canadian Archipelago (Northwest Passage) or through the Laptev Sea (Northern Sea Route).

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U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) Product Catalog

Looking for a specific product? Check out the USNIC Product Catalog for products offered and detailed information.

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Calving of Iceberg A-69 Into 2 Separate Named Icebergs

Iceberg A-69 Calves Becoming Icebergs A-69A and A-69B

The newly named iceberg A-69 has broken into two nameable icebergs. A-69A is located at 69°01’ South, 60°34’ West, in the Weddell Sea, it measures 10 nautical miles on its longest axis and 9 nautical miles on its widest axis. Iceberg A-69B is located at 68°52’ South, 60°41’ West, in the Weddell Sea, it measures 10 nautical miles on its longest axis and 7 nautical miles on its widest axis.

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