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145 viewsOur pilots for the southern traverse: Jonas and Tomas. Jonas (left) is from Iceland and a legendary pilot in Greenland. Koni has known him for 25 years, back when Jonas was somewhat of a daredevil pilot from the stories Koni told us. Tomas (right) is from Denmark. Both spoke English fairly well.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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157 viewsView from the plane (another 'twin otter') down onto the ice sheet during our flight south.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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137 viewsLess cargo on this flight. View from the inside of the plane.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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153 viewsOur first stop on the southern traverse at the NASA-SE station. Here we are in the snow accumulation region ("dry snow zone") of Greenland where it rarely experiences any melt. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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170 viewsWhile Nic and Russ are off working on the weather station at NASA-SE, I'm digging another snow pit. This one is 2.5 meters (8 feet) deep! At that point, I reached the layer from the previous year's snow surface. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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172 viewsThe last station that we serviced on the southern traverse was at Dye-2, the location of an abandoned U.S. military base, visible in this photo with the white-domed roof. This building used to hold 200+ soldiers in the during the Cold War and was eventually abandoned.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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170 viewsA very nice couple from Montana, Mark and Lou, live at Dye-2 in this small, black tent from April to August every year to maintain the air strip for the U.S. Air National Guard mentioned in the previous photo.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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164 viewsOne of a few last shots from Swiss Camp during our cloudy last days there.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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162 viewsAnother last photo at Swiss Camp. Notice the ring around the sun. These were common during cloudy skies.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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167 viewsAnother last photo at Swiss Camp. I call this one 'Ode to Shovel Camp'! Given all the shoveling I did on this trip, I thought it deserved its own portrait.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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701 viewsAnother last photo at Swiss Camp. Me on the ice sheet in all my warm gear.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
 
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