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Life on a Drifting Station177 viewsRecreation could include climbing the large ridges and hummocks on the ice station floe. These often reached 10 meters in height. During excursions like this, one of the men would typically carry a rifle for protection against polar bears. Image credit: EWG.
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177 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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177 viewsNSIDC graduate student Allison Hurley sampling snow depth on the northern slope of Alaska during the 2012 SnowNet expedition. --Credit: NSIDC, Mark Serreze
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177 viewsResearchers measure snow/firn grain size, as well as the depth of a snow pit.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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177 viewsThe Heitronics KT-19.82 thermal radiometer, mounted to the port side rail of the Aurora Australis, to measure the skin temperature of the sea ice.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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177 viewsA view stretching out over the Antarctica sea ice from the bridge.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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177 viewsMac Cathles measuring the ice core sample in the snow pit.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Ice Hazards176 viewsDuring summer, melt ponds posed hazards to the camp. Here, a station member rows an inflatable raft in a melt pond that has formed in the middle of the camp at NP-6. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments176 viewsWhen the anchors were not insulated, the snow melted out from around the mast bases, causing them to topple. Image credit: EWG.
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176 viewsThe snowmobiles dragging the GPR/GPS system.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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176 viewsOne of several snow pits created during the expedition.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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175 viewsThe weather station outside of Swiss Camp had been toppled over by the wind during the winter and was buried a couple of meters under the snow.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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