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366 viewsWe land the helicopter on the ice sheet near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. The Danish pilot, Karl, is shown tip-toeing over to where we are. There are deep crevasses here to avoid stepping into, some of them possibly hidden under the snow. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.Oct 08, 2008
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148 viewsAfter taking down the station in the previous photo, we fly back to Swiss Camp. This is a view from the helicopter of camp. Really shows how camp is just a small speck out on the vast Greenland ice sheet. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.Oct 08, 2008
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149 viewsThe automatic weather station (AWS) near the coast that we are going to cut down since it has been so difficult to reach by ski-doo over the past few years. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.Oct 08, 2008
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363 viewsA close-up from the helicopter of the choppy ice near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. These patterns were almost as deep as a one-story house, I would guess.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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339 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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356 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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425 viewsA close-up from the helicopter of the choppy ice near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. These patterns were almost as deep as a one-story house, I would guess.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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165 viewsA close-up shot from the helicopter of another huge melt lake.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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392 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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449 viewsView from the helicopter at patterns in the ice sheet and blue melt ponds, near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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208 viewsA close-up shot from the helicopter of one of the huge melt lakes.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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497 viewsView from the helicopter at patterns in the ice sheet and blue melt ponds, near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
Oct 08, 2008
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