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319 viewsScientists observe closely spaced crevasses on Scar Inlet Ice Shelf during the 2013 LARISSA Expedition. The crevasses could fill with melt water during the next warm summer, leading to a possible disintegration event as happened to the main Larsen B in 2002. 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. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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319 viewsMegadunes are slightly rounded at their crests and are so subtle that a person on the ground cannot see the pattern. In this aerial photograph, the megadune area looks like light and dark stripes in the snow.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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319 viewsWhile on board the Aurora Australis, some of the team ventured onto the bridge of the icebreaker. This is what the bridge looked like.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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319 viewsKevin Schaefer and Lin Liu photograph and wrap permafrost core samples on August 17, 2012 while Alessio Gusmeroli and Tim Schaefer drill more permafrost core samples. (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC)
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319 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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The Master at work318 viewsMatthew Sturm photographs snow layers in a snow pit during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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318 viewsMatthew Sturm watches Sveta Berezovskaya and Christopher Hiemstra pack up the gear (Names are in order from left to right)
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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318 viewsResearch volunteer Tim Schaefer, Standford University scientist Lin Liu, and NSIDC senior research scientist Tingjun Zhang drill a permafrost sample south of Deadhorse, Alaska on July 10, 2009. The head nets protect the researchers from the clouds of mosquitoes that continually swarmed around them. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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318 viewsOne of several aerial shots taken from the AS350 Squirrel.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Tony Worby
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317 viewsNorwegian-U.S. Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Setting up the magna-probes317 viewsMatthew Sturm and Mark Serreze set up magna-probes to measure snow depth.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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317 viewsAnother last photo at Swiss Camp. I call this one 'Ode to Shovel Camp'! Given all the shoveling I did on this trip, I thought it deserved its own portrait.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
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