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366 viewsAnother view out my window in the C-130 along the Western coast of Greenland.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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568 viewsWe land in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The people standing in this photo are the other civilians (scientists and journalists) who were on the flight with me.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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333 viewsA view of the entire town of Kanger from the top of a nearby hill. You can see the landing strip and airport in the background and the series of buildings that form the main street in the foreground. I was expecting snow and ice when I showed up, but my first experience in Greenland was drab, rocky hills and sandy terrain. The weather was brisk but not very cold.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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526 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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298 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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359 viewsThe river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. It was a block from the main street. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey rocks surrounding the river are not ice, as some have asked me.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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308 viewsThe valley surrounding the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua (Watson River) in Kanger and running out to the frozen mouth of the fjord.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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313 viewsThe nearby lake in Kanger, called Tasersuatsiaq in Greenlandic, but also known as Lake Ferguson. The lake is frozen in this photo but had thawed by the time I returned in mid-June. The building is the local row club, as rowing is popular here in the summer. The lake is home to a kind of fish called Arctic char.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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241 viewsA house on the shore of Tasersuatsiaq (Lake Ferguson).

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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202 viewsAnother house on the shore of Tasersuatsiaq (Lake Ferguson).

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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201 viewsA caribou that I spotted on a hike. There were also herds of musk-oxen that I could not get close enough to photograph, which are the other primary meat source in Greenland.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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196 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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