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Old 07-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #17
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Actually, I think those rocks are smaller and rounder than the pack ice would be. If you haven't seen the TopGear Artic Special you may want to watch it. They get stuck in the kraggy ice a couple times. It's also worth mentioning that the snow is deeper in the kraggy ice, covering up the obstacles. The thing is they also had patches where it was (comparatively) smooth. This is where I'm unsure if I'm getting a representative view of the ice. Other YouTube items from Mutual of Omaha, etc., also show Alaskan sea ice to have smooth sections, however that could just be fast ice. The TopGear things was on the Atlantic side of the Artic. It's also worth noting that TopGear is entertainment-quality, not scientific-quality.
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