The Sea Ice En Route to Nome
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Kathleen Cole is the Sea Ice Program Leader for the National Weather Service in Alaska. She’s been monitoring the Renda’s path since it left Korea several weeks ago, and she says the Renda could encounter ice as thick as three feet on its journey. The double-hulled Renda can cut through four feet of ice, and it recently traveled through five feet of ice while delivering fuel to the Russian Far East. Kathleen describes the varying thickness of the sea ice that the Renda will encounter on its route to Nome.Hear this Profile.