Coast Guard Picture of the Week

130619-G-KL864-291 by U.S. Coast Guard
130619-G-KL864-291, a photo by U.S. Coast Guard on Flickr.

Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crewmembers prepare to deploy probes above the Arctic Circle during an Arctic Domain Awareness flight. These probes measure sea temperature, salinity, density and transmit coordinates that help researchers gain a better understanding of Arctic climate conditions during the summer season.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.