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195 viewsA scientist stands in a snow pit on the Norwegian-U.S. Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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195 viewsScientists lower equipment into a snow pit.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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195 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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Life on a Drifting Station194 viewsCables leading to the meteorology laboratory at NP-21 supply electricity from a diesel generator. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station194 viewsGenerators running on diesel fuel provided enough electricity to keep the camp well lit through the long arctic winter. Image credit: EWG.
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Arctic Buildings194 viewsHarsh and extreme arctic conditions required special considerations when trying to build any type of structure. Heavy machinery was used to construct and maintain the runways that allowed planes to deliver supplies. When not used for runways, tractors such as this one would be used for other construction around the camp. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements194 viewsNotice the granular structure of this ice, and how large the grains are. The ruler is marked in centimeters. Image credit: EWG.
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194 viewsScientists set up this weather station during the Norwegian-U.S. Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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194 viewsView from the plane (another 'twin otter') down onto the ice sheet during our flight south.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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194 viewsNSIDC’s Mark Serreze on the tundra near the Brooks mountain range during the 2012 SnowNet expedition. --Credit: NSIDC, Mark Serreze
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194 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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194 viewsDuring the ARISE Cruise, the team came across various types of sea ice; pictured here is silver dollar ice.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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