Last additions - Megadunes 2002/2003
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216 viewsRob Bauer stands next to a sastrugi in the Megadunes area.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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159 viewsTed Scambos wears goggles and a balaclava to protect his face from the harsh Antarctic weather.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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207 viewsThe Megadunes team underwent training in the Field Safety Training Program at McMurdo Station before relocating to the Megadunes site. Here, the team completes their crevasse rescue training.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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207 viewsThe Megadunes team practice field safety skills at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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222 viewsMegadunes are slightly rounded at their crests and are so subtle that a person on the ground cannot see the pattern. In this aerial photograph, the megadune area looks like light and dark stripes in the snow.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site



Oct 07, 2008
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201 viewsTed Scambos poses with the GPS/GPR surveying system used during the Antarctic Megadunes expedition.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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213 viewsFlags led to the Endurance tent from the main camp of the Antarctic Megadunes expedition, to help researchers find their way around in low visibility conditions.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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217 viewsDuring the first year of the Antarctic Megadunes expedition, researchers found "pipes" in the hard-packed snow. The pipes start just beneath the surface and go down into the snow. One deep pipe, like the one shown here, was at least 6 feet (1.9 meters) deep. The pipes appear to be cracks that form near the surface of the ice and then freeze over.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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204 viewsThe Megadunes team learn about field safety at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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158 viewsThe Megadunes team learns about field safety during a training session at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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296 viewsMt. Erebus looms over McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
Oct 07, 2008
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224 viewsMegadunes are slightly rounded at their crests and are so subtle that a person on the ground cannot see the pattern. In this aerial photograph, the megadune area looks like light and dark stripes in the snow.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site

Oct 07, 2008
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