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Taking Scientific Measurements174 viewsNotice the granular structure of this ice, and how large the grains are. The ruler is marked in centimeters. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears183 viewsDogs provided companionship and entertainment for people living in the station camp, and they also alerted the camp when polar bears were present. Here, dogs are approaching a polar bear as it emerges from a lead (crack) in the ice. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears181 viewsHere the dogs investigate the polar bear as the polar bear retreats. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears210 viewsThe three dogs try to prevent the polar bear from coming out of the water, but the bear moves quickly and escapes into the icy terrain. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears234 viewsBeyond the ridges of ice, dogs chase the polar bear, ensuring that it does not approach the camp. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears225 viewsThis station member was just climbing around on the ridges and hummocks of the ice floe, but, like all who ventured away from camp, he carried a rifle for protection from polar bears. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears293 viewsNot all of the ice phenomena on the ice floes were naturally occurring. Station members sometimes made the most of their surroundings, witnessed in this polar bear made of snow. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments229 viewsStation members were responsible for recording measurements from a variety of different instruments. Shown here is an array of meteorological instruments at NP-21. From left are the instrument for solar radiation measurement (pyranometer, albedometer, actinometer and balancemeter), the shelter housing thermometers for air temperature and humidity and the hair hygrometer, the precipitation gauge (Tetrakov type), and the anemometer, which is mounted on a mast at 10 meters. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments222 viewsA closer view of the instrument array at NP-21. The camp buildings in the background are just visible through the blowing snow. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments210 viewsInstrument masts were insulated using mounds of hay to help keep them upright and prevent the snow from melting out from around them. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments192 viewsWhen the anchors were not insulated, the snow melted out from around the mast bases, causing them to topple. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments201 viewsThis meteorological instrument box is at the standard height of two meters above the surface. Image credit: EWG
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