The ice-breaker Des Groseillers

The ice-breaker Des Groseillers Two researchers walk from the ice-breaker Des Groseillers toward their lab, one of more than a dozen huts and tents on the ice where scientists conducted their work. The ship served as a floating field camp for the NSF-funded SHEBA experiment, an international study of heat flow in the Arctic. Frozen into the ice in the Beaufort Sea on October 2, 1997, the ship and its researchers drifted with the Arctic ice for a full year, travelling nearly 2,700 miles.

Photo by: Sandra Hines/University of Washington