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257 viewsAn Extreme Ice Survey camera is set up at Spring Point overlooking the Cayley Glacier calving front to the east by members of the LARISSA 2013 team. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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257 viewsAn overcast view of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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257 viewsTerry Haran drilling core samples with the team.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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257 viewsWhile traversing the Ross Sea, the team saw Pennel Bank, shown here.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Arctic Buildings256 viewsHarsh and extreme arctic conditions required special considerations when trying to build any type of structure. Heavy machinery was used to construct and maintain the runways that allowed planes to deliver supplies. When not used for runways, tractors such as this one would be used for other construction around the camp. Image credit: EWG.
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256 viewsMark Serreze digs a snow pit during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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256 viewsThe snowmobiles dragging the GPR/GPS system.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Life on a Drifting Station255 viewsCables leading to the meteorology laboratory at NP-21 supply electricity from a diesel generator. Image credit: EWG.
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Arctic Buildings255 viewsAround some buildings in the summertime, "pedestaling" occurs because structures shade the ice and snow beneath from the sun's heat. Each subsequent summer adds to the height of the pedestal. This building on NP-22 reached 5 meters in height after seven years. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears255 viewsDogs provided companionship and entertainment for people living in the station camp, and they also alerted the camp when polar bears were present. Here, dogs are approaching a polar bear as it emerges from a lead (crack) in the ice. Image credit: EWG.
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255 viewsAlan Gill AIDJEX 1972 pilot study.
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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255 viewsMatthew Sturm carves snow blocks in Barrow.
Image courtesy Mark Serreze, NSIDC.
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