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368 viewsAn approaching fog bank was the precursor to an intense snow squall that forced a retreat from Leppard Glacier by the remaining field team of seven scientists. 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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368 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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365 viewsThe Aurora Australis breaking its way through the sea ice of the Antarctic waters.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Erica Key
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362 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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360 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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359 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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358 viewsResearchers used this radar sled to study land formations beneath the ice
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357 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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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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354 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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353 viewsThe team returning from an aerial photo flight.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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352 viewsOne of several aerial shots taken on the day of the 18th of October from the AS350 Squirrel.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Anthony Petty
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