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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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181 viewsRob Bauer standing atop the tred of a PistenBully.
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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180 viewsThis is one in a series of photos of sastrugi formed on the dunes.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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180 viewsThis is one in a series of photos of sastrugi formed on the dunes.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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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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178 viewsThis is one in a series of photos of sastrugi formed on the dunes.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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178 viewsThis is one in a series of photos of sastrugi formed on the dunes.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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177 viewsScott Coast and the tracks leading up to Scott Base and McMurdo Station.
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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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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