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Press Release 99-021

Nuclear Submarine Puts to Sea to Serve Science

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Bridge of submarine amid ice

The bridge of the USS Hawkbill at Scientific Ice Expedition '98 after breaking through the ice. SCICEX '99 was conducted aboard USS Hawkbill (SSN 666), which was able to travel almost at will under the ice, making it a unique platform for a sophisticated sonar system dubbed the Seafloor Characterization and Mapping Pods (SCAMP).

Credit: Dale Chayes of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

 

Sonar information on board a U.S. Navy submarine

A computer displays sonar information on board a U.S. Navy submarine as part of Scientific Ice Expedition (SCICEX) '99. SCICEX '99 was conducted aboard USS Hawkbill (SSN 666), which was able to travel almost at will under the ice, making it a unique platform for a sophisticated sonar system dubbed the Seafloor Characterization and Mapping Pods (SCAMP).

Credit: Dale Chayes of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

 

The USS Hawkbill at Scientific Ice Expedition '98 after breaking through the ice

The USS Hawkbill at Scientific Ice Expedition '98 after breaking through the ice. SCICEX '99 was conducted aboard USS Hawkbill (SSN 666), which was able to travel almost at will under the ice, making it a unique platform for a sophisticated sonar system dubbed the Seafloor Characterization and Mapping Pods (SCAMP).

Credit: Dale Chayes of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

 

Submarine sail amid ice

The sail of the USS Hawkbill at Scientific Ice Expedition '98 after breaking through the ice. SCICEX '99 was conducted aboard USS Hawkbill (SSN 666), which was able to travel almost at will under the ice, making it a unique platform for a sophisticated sonar system dubbed the Seafloor Characterization and Mapping Pods (SCAMP).

Credit: Dale Chayes of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University


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