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Ice Hazards184 viewsA small lead (or crack in the ice) has opened in the foreground. New leads, which form under wind stress when the ice diverges, were a constant threat to the camps. Camps often had to be relocated due to the sudden appearance of an ice lead through the middle of the camp (unless the crack appeared during summer and was simply a melt channel). Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments184 viewsA radio-sounding locator antenna. Image credit: EWG.
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184 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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184 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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Scientific Instruments183 viewsA close-up view of a pyranometer, which measures diffuse solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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California Dreamin183 viewsSierra Nevada mountains, CA. Near Mammoth. Backcountry
skiing.
Image Credit: Courtesy Lynn French, NSIDC.
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183 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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Ice Hazards182 viewsDuring summer, moving around camp became difficult, as melting snow formed large puddles (melt ponds) and channels everywhere. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements182 viewsDetermining instrument location by theodolite. A theodolite is a high-precision surveying instrument. Because the ice floes rotated and changed in topography as they drifted, undergoing freezing and thawing, station members needed to regularly determine the position of the instruments relative to each other and to North. Image credit: EWG.
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182 viewsAIDJEX 1972 pilot study. Pat Martin.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Tom Marlar/CRREL
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182 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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182 viewsTed Scambos on the bride of the Aurora Australis.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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