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243 viewsA leaning weather station that has slowly started to melt out of the ice in recent years. We have snow-mobiled here (a one-hour trip) to steam-drill a new 6-meter (20-foot) hole and secure the station into it. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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243 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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Drew Slater243 viewsNSIDC Scientist Biography
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242 viewsAIDJEX 1972 pilot study
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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242 viewsToolik Field Station is marked by this brighly colored sign.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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242 viewsMatthew Sturm rides off on a snowmobile.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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242 viewsThe equipment required to drill permafrost cores consists of shovels and a tarp, a motor to power the drill, a cooler to keep the samples frozen, a toolbox, a steel pry bar, and an augur drill bit. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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242 viewsMartin Truffer and Erin Pettit, of UAF, work in the tent during the LARISSA expedition.
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241 viewsMatthew Sturm poses on a frozen lake during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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241 viewsSwiss Camp as it appears when we first arrive.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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241 viewsOur sleeping tents, which we put up after arriving at camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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241 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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