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172 viewsScientists prepare their instruments on Leppard Glacier, just above the Larsen B, during the 2013 LARISSA expedition. 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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172 viewsWhile on the expedition, the crew got to see one of those rare phenomena: the southern lights, also named the aurora australis.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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171 viewsMatthew Sturm rides a snowmobile.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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171 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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171 viewsFrom left: Terry Haran, Ted Scambos, and Thorsten Markus, anticipating their departure on the Aurora Australis from Hobart, Australia.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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171 viewsThe Heitronics KT-19.82 thermal radiometer, mounted to the port side rail of the Aurora Australis, to measure the skin temperature of the sea ice.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Taking Scientific Measurements170 viewsGerman Maximov collecting the measurement of direct solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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170 viewsAIDJEX 1972 pilot study. Inside NASA CV990
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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170 viewsArt Gelvin works on equipment during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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170 viewsCaribou pass by on frozen tundra.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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170 viewsWhile Nic and Russ are off working on the weather station at NASA-SE, I'm digging another snow pit. This one is 2.5 meters (8 feet) deep! At that point, I reached the layer from the previous year's snow surface. 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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170 viewsA very nice couple from Montana, Mark and Lou, live at Dye-2 in this small, black tent from April to August every year to maintain the air strip for the U.S. Air National Guard mentioned in the previous photo.
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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