October 8 slideshow

The last day of ice operations greets us with more snow on the foredeck. (Rick Krishfield)
The tiny ice floe selected in desperation for the last ITP deployment is barely large enough to contain the ice party.

(Bill Williams)
A hot water melter ring is used to drill a 2' diameter hole through the 1.5 m icefloe to deploy the ITP with protruding current sensor.
(Rick Krishfield)
The ITP profiler is lowered through the hole in the ice floe by Rick Krishfield.
(Kris Newhall)
More snow falls as the ITP winch is returned to the ship by helicopter. (Rick Krishfield)
The helicopter is barely visible through the snow as it recovers the last passengers from the ice.

(Bill Williams)

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