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Arctic Buildings123 viewsDue to changes in the ice floe surface, it was not uncommon for camps to relocate to more stable ground. This photograph was taken during the rebuilding of the camp NP-22 in 1980. Aluminum tent poles are at the right, and an overturned boat is at the left. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements123 viewsTwo station members traverse the snow survey line measuring snow density by weight. Image credit: EWG.
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123 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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122 viewsKoni using the steam drill to make a new hole for the leaning weather station. Sitting above the pit in purple is Elizabeth (Betsy) Kolbert from The New Yorker magazine, who came out for a week to experience research in Greenland and to interview Koni for a three-piece article called, "The Climate of Man". Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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122 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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Taking Scientific Measurements121 viewsDetermining instrument location by theodolite. A theodolite is a high-precision surveying instrument. Because the ice floes rotated and changed in topography as they drifted, undergoing freezing and thawing, station members needed to regularly determine the position of the instruments relative to each other and to North. Image credit: EWG.
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121 viewsScientists prepare their instruments on Leppard Glacier, just above the Larsen B, during the 2013 LARISSA expedition. 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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121 viewsAll of the gear and the equipment packed up and ready to be shipped out.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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121 viewsMakoto Suwa weighing and taking measurements of the ice core samples.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Polar Bears120 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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120 viewsOur sleeping tents, which we put up after arriving at camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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