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Ice Hazards186 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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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 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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186 viewsOne of several aerial shots taken from the AS350 Squirrel.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Tony Worby
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Scientific Instruments185 viewsA radio-sounding locator antenna. 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 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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185 viewsA view of the stormy Ross Sea.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Ice Hazards184 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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Scientific Instruments184 viewsA close-up view of a pyranometer, which measures diffuse solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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184 viewsPhoto by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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