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Taking Scientific Measurements167 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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167 viewsThis is all you see wherever you look on the interior of the Greenland ice sheet. Flat and boring as Kansas!
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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167 viewsAn aerial view of the helicopter taking data of the sea ice below.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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167 viewsThe crew boarding the C-130 "Spirit of Freedom".
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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166 viewsRob Bauer (left) and Ted Scambos operate the radar sled during the 2009-2010 LARISSA expedition
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165 viewsMakoto Suwa weighing and taking measurements of the ice core samples.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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164 viewsWe all went on a short helicopter ride from Swiss Camp down to the coast near Jakobshavn glacier. Jay Zwally in foreground. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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164 viewsOur first stop on the southern traverse at the NASA-SE station. Here we are in the snow accumulation region ("dry snow zone") of Greenland where it rarely experiences any melt. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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164 viewsThe Aurora Australis at a stand-still while the crew spends the day in the field.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Polar Bears163 viewsHere the dogs investigate the polar bear as the polar bear retreats. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station162 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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162 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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