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126 viewsTed Scambos wears goggles and a balaclava to protect his face from the harsh Antarctic weather.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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126 viewsLooking down into the 10-meter ice core sample hole.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Polar Bears125 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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125 viewsThe sauna room. A few nights during the expedition we would turn on this sauna and heat up this small hallway room to 50° C (122° F), which felt good after a full day out in the cold!
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125 viewsA close-up of the wall of the snow pit. You can sort of make out some of the bluish layers that I look for when analyzing a pit.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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125 viewsThe Megadunes team learns about field safety during a training session at McMurdo Station.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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Life on a Drifting Station124 viewsSunset at a North Pole station. The large antennae are for studying ionospheric processes. Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards124 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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Ice Hazards124 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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124 viewsThe IceTrek crew headshome. This photo was taken near Orcadas.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
IceTrek Web site
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Arctic Buildings123 viewsAround some buildings in the summertime, "pedestaling" occurs because structures shade the ice and snow beneath from the sun's heat. Each subsequent summer adds to the height of the pedestal. This building on NP-22 reached 5 meters in height after seven years. Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards123 viewsMost of the time, the only way to deliver supplies to the North Pole stations was by plane. Weather conditions in the sky could be just as harsh and extreme as conditions on the ground. Here, a biplane is grounded after an accident near the Kara Sea in 1981. Image credit: EWG.
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