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Mapping Leads & Landfast Ice

Mapping and Characterization of Recurring Spring Leads and Landfast ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

The aim of this project is to map and document changes in the spatial and temporal distribution of recurring lead systems and coastal polynyas off the coast of northern Alaska in the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow and the Beaufort Sea between Barrow and the Mackenzie River Delta.