Most viewed - Megadunes 2002/2003
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228 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
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225 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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225 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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224 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
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223 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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223 viewsThe Royal Society Range in Antarctica rises to 4000 meters (13,000 feet) at its highest point.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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219 viewsThe Royal Society Range in Antarctica rises to 4000 meters (13,000 feet) at its highest point.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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218 viewsThe Megadunes team practice field safety skills at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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217 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
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213 viewsThe Megadunes team learn about field safety at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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211 viewsThe Megadunes team set up Scott and Endurance tents near TAM camp.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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208 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
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