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Taking Scientific Measurements202 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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202 viewsOne of our three snow-mobiles, which we called "ski-doos".
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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202 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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202 viewsAnother last photo at Swiss Camp. I call this one 'Ode to Shovel Camp'! Given all the shoveling I did on this trip, I thought it deserved its own portrait.
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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202 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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202 viewsTed Scambos on the bride of the Aurora Australis.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Life on a Drifting Station201 viewsSunset at a North Pole station. The large antennae are for studying ionospheric processes. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears201 viewsDogs provided companionship and entertainment for people living in the station camp, and they also alerted the camp when polar bears were present. Here, dogs are approaching a polar bear as it emerges from a lead (crack) in the ice. Image credit: EWG.
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201 viewsScientists lower equipment into a snow pit
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201 viewsRaven has left its prints in the snow.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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201 viewsThe R/V Aaron traverses Beascochea Bay 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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201 viewsThe all-sky camera, securely attached above the bridge.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Erica Kay
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