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211 viewsSastrugi, sharp irregular grooves or ridges formed on a snow surface by wind erosion, are seen here next to snowmobile tracks during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in the North Slope of Alaska.
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210 viewsSteve Ackley AIDJEX 1972 pilot study
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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210 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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210 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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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 viewsAIDJEX 1972 pilot study
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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Shari Gearheard209 viewsNSIDC Scientist Biography
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Florence Fetterer208 viewsNSIDC Scientist Biography
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208 viewsToolik Camp sign
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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208 viewsSwiss Camp as it appears when we first arrive.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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207 viewsToolik Field Station
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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207 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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