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65 viewsAlessio Gusmeroli models his new turf top hat after drilling a permafrost core near Deadhorse, Alaska on August 17, 2012). (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC)
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64 viewsIn this photo taken on August 16, 2012, Tim Schaefer, Lin Liu, Alessio Gusmeroli, and Tingjun Zhang cook food and examine the day’s observations of active layer depth at camp just south of Deadhorse, Alaska. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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64 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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64 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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64 viewsLin Liu checks the day's data at basecamp. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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64 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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permafrost, nsidc, kevin schaefer, alaska, barrow63 viewsKevin Schaefer pulls a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra near Barrow, Alaska on August 14, 2013 to measure the active layer depth. The radar unit (in the box) emits a pulse which reflects off the permafrost to measure the active layer depth, which is recorded in the computer held by Andy Parsekian (Credit: Elchin Jafarov, NSIDC).
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permafrost, nsidc, kevin schaefer, alaska, barrow63 viewsAndy Parsekian, Kevin Schaefer, and Lin Liu use a ground penetrating radar to measure the depth of an ice wedge on August 15, 2013. The survey line lies perpendicular to the ice wedge and similar ice wedges crisscross the tundra in the background (Credit: Elchin Jafarov, NSIDC).
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63 viewsDawn finds Kevin Schaefer and Tim Schaefer still sleeping at camp near the Sagavanirktok River south of Deadhorse, Alaska on August 16, 2012. Mud makes the trucks appear brown, although their true colors are red and blue (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC).
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63 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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62 viewsTingjun Zhang, Alessio Gusmeroli, Lin Liu, and Tim Schaefer check gear before starting a new survey of active layer depth using ground penetrating radar on August 16, 2012. Zhang holds the radar controller while the yellow antenna rests at his feet next to a spool of survey line. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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61 viewsLin Liu pulls a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra in rainy weather as Andy Persekian and Elchin Jafarov follow behind. The survey near Barrow, Alaska measures active layer depth. The radar unit (in the box) emits a pulse which reflects off the permafrost to measure the active layer depth, which is recorded in the computer held by Andy Parsekian. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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