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119 viewsMurray Stateman AIDJEX 1972 pilot study
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
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119 viewsThis permafrost core extracted from a depth of 1.5 meters on August 20, 2012 near Toolik Lake, Alaska has been frozen for thousands of years, yet green moss is visible at the 9 centimeter mark. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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119 viewsLin Liu and Alessio Gusmeroli dig into a small pingo south of Deadhorse, Alaska on August 17, 2012. (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC)
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118 viewsThis plug of turf dug up near Barrow, Alaska shows a typical soil profile in tundra. The vegetation consists of moss and grass. A layer of dark brown organic matter extends down to a depth of 10 centimeters and beneath the organic layer is fine silt (Credit: Elchin Jafarov, NSIDC).
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117 viewsStandford University scientist Lin Liu and research volunteer Tim Schaefer are attempting to remove a drill bit that accidently froze into the permafrost at a site just south of Deadhorse, Alaska on July 11, 2009. The researchers spent eight hours chipping the drill bit out of the permafrost using a crowbar, pry bar, and a hammer (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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117 viewsA detailed image of hail after it has clustered together.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Erica Key
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116 viewsPart of Brooks Range rises over the distance.
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115 viewsLin Liu and Andy Persekian check active layer depth measurements on a laptop as Elchin Jafarov looks on. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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115 viewsKevin Schaefer drains his mud boots after a day of sloshing through wet tundra. (Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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114 viewsStandford University scientist Lin Liu, NSIDC senior research scientist Tingjun Zhang, and research volunteer Tim Schaefer pull the auger bit containing a permafrost core out of a newly drilled hole near Deadhorse, Alaska on July 10, 2009. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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113 viewsLin Liu, Andy Parsekian, and Elchin Jafarov pull a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra near Barrow, Alaska on August 10, 2013. The radar unit is in the box and the computer records the active layer depth (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC).
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113 viewsOn the 2009 trip to drill permafrost samples, the researchers’ truck was so loaded with equipment that retrieving anything required a headlong dive into the back. Here, Standford University scientist Lin Liu dives into the truck to retrieve his toothbrush in the morning. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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