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194 viewsThe Megadunes expedition camp tents included the PolarHaven (blue) and the WeatherHaven (white).
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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193 viewsTed Scambos and Rob Bauer tow the GPS/GPR system to survey the Megadunes area.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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185 viewsSnow builds up heavily on one side of the Scott tents at the Megadunes camp.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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184 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
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184 viewsThis is one in a series of shots taken of the sastrugi in the Megadunes area.
Sastrugi are usually just a foot or so high, but the Megadunes camp region had huge formations, over three feet (one meter) tall.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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182 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

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182 viewsThis airplane provided to transport the Megadunes team to TAM camp.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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181 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
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180 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



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178 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
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176 viewsRob Bauer stands next to a sastrugi in the Megadunes area.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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175 viewsThis is one in a series of shots taken of the sastrugi in the Megadunes area.
Sastrugi are usually just a foot or so high, but the Megadunes camp region had huge formations, over three feet (one meter) tall.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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