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291 viewsKelley Elder of the U.S. Forest Service takes snow samples on the tundra near the Brooks mountain range during the 2012 SnowNet expedition. --Credit: NSIDC, Mark Serreze
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290 viewsYellow tent in the snow
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290 viewsA caribou that I spotted on a hike. There were also herds of musk-oxen that I could not get close enough to photograph, which are the other primary meat source in Greenland.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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290 viewsThe last station that we serviced on the southern traverse was at Dye-2, the location of an abandoned U.S. military base, visible in this photo with the white-domed roof. This building used to hold 200+ soldiers in the during the Cold War and was eventually abandoned.
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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289 viewsScientists take a much needed break during the 2009 SnowNet project.

From left to right:
Sveta Berezovskaya, Matthew Sturm, and Mark Serreze
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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289 viewsMark Serreze works in the field during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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289 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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289 viewsA minke whale breaches near the R/V Araon during the 2013 LARISSA Project. 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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289 viewsThe GPR/GPS system broke in the field (notice the hole in the gray), so it rests inside the PolarHaven.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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288 viewsTom Douglas and Steph Saari work together to get a core sample.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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288 viewsOne of a few last shots from Swiss Camp during our cloudy last days there.
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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288 viewsA researcher measures snow depth during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska's North Slope.
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