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187 viewsIllanguau jumps on the the sled as it goes by.
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Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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187 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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187 viewsNSIDC Drew Slater and team examining snow crystals on the northern slope of Alaska during the 2012 SnowNet expedition. --Credit: NSIDC, Mark Serreze
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187 viewsThe AS350 Squirrel (VH-SES) helicopter awaiting its return to the Aurora Australis.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Alice O'Connor
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Scientific Instruments186 viewsA close-up view of a pyranometer, which measures diffuse solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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186 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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186 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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186 viewsA view of the stormy Ross Sea.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Ice Hazards185 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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185 viewsThe shadows get longer as they near Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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185 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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185 viewsDrifts of snow covered the Megadunes team's Scott tents.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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