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371 viewsThe research teams aboard the Aurora Australis conducting research out on the sea ice, with some feathered friends in keen observation (left).
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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370 viewsAn airborne view of the Aurora Australis on the way back from an aerial data collection trip.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Andi Pfaffling
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366 viewsThe Aurora Australis breaking its way through the sea ice of the Antarctic waters.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Erica Key
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365 viewsThe calving front of Crane Glacier is 6 kilometers wide. Note the glacier trim line of past glacier levels on the far side. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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363 viewsIt is considered good luck to rub the toe of this statue in Punta Arenas, prior to setting off for Antarctica
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361 viewsResearchers used this radar sled to study land formations beneath the ice
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361 viewsNSIDC lead scientist Ted Scambos and Erin Pettit, glaciologist at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, pause for a picture in front of the peaks and glaciers ringing Beascochea Bay during the 2013 LARISSA Project. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read about the project on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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360 viewsAn aerial view of smooth snow-covered sea ice, with fracturing on the surface.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Alice O'Connor
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357 viewsAn Extreme Ice Survey camera is set up at Spring Point overlooking the Cayley Glacier calving front to the east by members of the LARISSA 2013 team. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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357 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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356 viewsThe team returning from an aerial photo flight.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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355 viewsThe icebreaker Aurora Australis is patiently awaiting the return of the scientific teams and their equipment. Several stops similar to the one shown here were made along the expedition.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Rachel Marsh
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