Arctic Exploration – Scouting For Leads

John Konrad
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January 2, 2008

Crew members aboard the icebreaker Oden use a helicopter to scout for naturally occurring channels called leads, which allow the ship to make its way deep into the Arctic ice pack. The heli crew also helps locate wayward robots, which emit homing signals from a tracking beacon.
Photo: Chris Linder

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