Video shows US Navy submarine emerging from beneath the Arctic ice

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Video Shows U.S. Navy Submarine Emerging From Beneath The Arctic Ice

A video released by the U.S. Navy shows the USS Hartford emerging from beneath the ice of the Arctic Circle.

The surfacing submarine broke through the ice on March 10 as part of Ice Exercise 2016, which the Navy describes as "...a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region."

In the video, the submarine's tower swiftly pokes up and beyond the thick, arctic frost, prompting celebratory laughter and cheers from onlookers.

An aerial view catches the extent of the disruption caused by the naval vessel.

Then, ice chunks are cleared from the top of the tower.

Last but not least, civilians and servicemembers clear the ice away from the hatch, allowing it to be opened from the inside.

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Video shows US Navy submarine emerging from beneath the Arctic ice
A man looks for a remote surfing spot in a fjord near Flakstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminate the sky over the snow covered Fjord of Flakstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl goes out the water at the snowy beach of Flackstad, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 13, 2016 Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
People arrive to go surfing at the snowy beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 13, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A car passes under a cloudy sky at the snowy beach of Flackstad, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 13, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers ride a wave at night time at the snowy beach of Flackstad, in Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers ride a wave at night time at the snowy beach of Flackstad, in Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminate the sky over the snow covered beach of Flakstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A young couple gets prepared to go surfing at the snowy beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 13, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers ride a wave at night time at the snowy beach of Flackstad, in Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl goes to surf at the snowy beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer looks at the Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminating the sky over the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminate the sky over the snow covered beach of Flakstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl goes to surf at the snowy beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man goes to surf at the snowy beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers walk on the snow covered beach of Flakstad, near Rambeg, as they have a break during a surf session on the Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer rides a wave at the snow covered beach of Flackstad, near Ramberg, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers sit on their board as they have a break during a surf session at the snow covered beach of Flackstad, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Vidar, a Norwegian surf instructor, waxes his board before going to the water to surf at the snow covered beach Unstad in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Swedish surfers go to the water at the end of afternoon, after spending the night under a tent at the snow covered beach Unstad in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Swedish surfers go to the water at the end of afternoon, after spending the night under a tent at the snow covered beach Unstad in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 12, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
The beach of Unstad is photographed, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
The snowy filed of Unstad is photographed, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
The beach of Unstad is photographed under a strong wind at the end of afternoon, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminated the sky over the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer walks with his board after leaving the snowy beach of Unstad after a surfing session, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfing swell is photographed at snowy beach of Unstad, Norway on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 9, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of very unstable weather. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfers leave the snowy beach of Unstad after surfing, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer rides a wave at the snowy beach of Unstad, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer rides a wave at the snowy beach of Unstad, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 09, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer leaves the snowy beach of Unstad after a surfing, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 09, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A surfer stands by northern lights ( aurora borealis ) on the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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