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188 viewsPtarmigans leave distinctive tracks in the snow.
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199 viewsScientists take a much needed break during the 2009 SnowNet project.

From left to right:
Sveta Berezovskaya, Matthew Sturm, and Mark Serreze
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197 viewsMatthew Sturm and Steph Saari start digging at the SnowNet research site.
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190 viewsMark Serreze digs a snow pit during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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190 viewsMark Serreze digs a snow pit during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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206 viewsMark Serreze rests after finally reaching the bottom of a snow pit.
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197 viewsMark Serreze works in the field during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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The Master at work215 viewsMatthew Sturm photographs snow layers in a snow pit during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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SWE measurements203 viewsMark Serreze weighs snow during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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Pit analysis in the bowels of the monster391 viewsMark Serreze, Matthew Sturm, and another scientist look over some data.
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167 viewsThese fluffy dendritic snow crystals were photographed during SnowNet 2009.
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207 viewsTom Douglas shows off the SIPRE corer, during the 2009 SnowNet project.
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