The Obruchev Hills under thick overcast, situated between the grounding lines of Denman and Scott Glaciers

Ice-covered Mill Island, bookending the eastern end of the Shackleton Ice Shelf. The dark area behind the circular island is known as the Highjump Archipelago, named for the massive US Navy Antarctic mapping effort undertaken in the late 1940s

Snow-filled crevasses, and windblown blue ice, just east of lower Scott Glacier

Lower Denman Glacier, as it empties into the Shackleton Ice Shelf

Screen capture of ATM's "SOXMap" navigation display, as we entered our sixth and final survey line, illustrating how today's elongated "racetrack" pattern combines six separate ATM T-6 swaths (in green) to form two much wider composite swaths, centered on

Texture of sea ice near the north end of today's lines

A wide lead, running roughly parallel to the Antarctic coastline, which separated shore-fast sea ice at right from the mobile ice pack at left


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