<p><br> In temperatures that plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Norwegian research vessel R.V. <i>Lance</i> spent six months tethered to floating sea ice near the Svalbard archipelago to study how it behaves in the Arctic. Unlike most Arctic expeditions, the <i>Lance</i> conducted its study during the winter months.</p>

Svalbard Archipelago, Norway


In temperatures that plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Norwegian research vessel R.V. Lance spent six months tethered to floating sea ice near the Svalbard archipelago to study how it behaves in the Arctic. Unlike most Arctic expeditions, the Lance conducted its study during the winter months.

Photograph by Nick Cobbing, Nat Geo Image Collection

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