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Taking Scientific Measurements147 viewsA ruler measures the ice freeboard, or the height of the ice above the water. Ice draft, on the other hand, is the depth of the ice below the surface of the water. Notice the elongated crystals. Image credit: EWG.
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147 viewsToolik Field Station
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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147 viewsToolik Camp sign
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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147 viewsAn even closer close-up of the wall of the snow pit, showing a couple of layers in the snow. These particular kinds of layers form when big snow storms occur with strong winds that cause the snow to compact at what was then the surface. Other layers may be caused by melting and refreezing of snow. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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147 viewsTed Scambos wears goggles and a balaclava to protect his face from the harsh Antarctic weather.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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147 viewsMac Cathles enjoying a day of skiing at Scott Base.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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147 viewsMakoto Suwa weighing and taking measurements of the ice core samples.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Life on a Drifting Station146 viewsSunset at a North Pole station. The large antennae are for studying ionospheric processes. Image credit: EWG.
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146 viewsWe land at Swiss Camp and line up all our cargo: can you believe that all fit in the plane?? The yellow boxes are filled with food. The silver boxes are filled with instruments, tools, and wires. The bags are our personal gear.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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146 viewsLooking down into the 10-meter ice core sample hole.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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146 viewsMakoto Suwa in his science pit.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Polar Bears145 viewsHere the dogs investigate the polar bear as the polar bear retreats. Image credit: EWG.
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