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211 viewsKoni using the steam drill to make a new hole for the leaning weather station. Sitting above the pit in purple is Elizabeth (Betsy) Kolbert from The New Yorker magazine, who came out for a week to experience research in Greenland and to interview Koni for a three-piece article called, "The Climate of Man". Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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210 viewsA close-up of the wall of the snow pit. You can sort of make out some of the bluish layers that I look for when analyzing a pit.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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209 viewsAnother view of Nic making measurements in the snow (temperature and density profiles) and Koni steam-drilling. The wooden box contains batteries that run the instruments on the weather station.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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209 viewsWe begin the difficult task of shoveling all the snow and drilling out all the ice from in front of and around Swiss Camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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208 viewsAnother close-up of the snow pit. You can see the floor of the pit better in this shot where there is darker ice. The yellow strip is a measuring tape.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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206 viewsDinner and a glass of wine after a hard days' work! Cheers!
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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205 viewsSwiss Camp as it appears when we first arrive.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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204 viewsNic shoveling snow away from around the Swiss Camp tents.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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204 viewsAll done! After two days of work, you can now actually see the wooden platform that Swiss Camp rests on. Hopefully when all of the surrounding snow melts this summer, it will now flow down this platform and away from the tents.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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203 viewsOur sleeping tents, which we put up after arriving at camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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203 viewsA close-up of the snow pit in the previous photo. At Swiss Camp this year, there were 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) of new snow that had accumulated in the past year that I had to dig through before reaching the hard, frozen ice of the ice sheet below. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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202 viewsCargo lines outside Swiss Camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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