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Life on a Drifting Station143 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 Buildings143 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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143 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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143 viewsAnother close-up of the snow pit. You can see the floor of the pit better in this shot where there is darker ice. The yellow strip is a measuring tape.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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143 viewsUniversity and community leaders celebrate the Green Data Center with NSIDC staff on May 4, 2012 in Boulder. Colorado. First row, left to right: Jeanne Behnke, Science Operations Manager at NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System; Emily Jasiak, Louisville City Council; Lesley Smith, outreach staff at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES); Deb Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner; Frances Draper, University of Colorado Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations;
Lisa Morzel, Boulder City Council; and U.S. Representative Jared Polis. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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Life on a Drifting Station142 viewsCables leading to the meteorology laboratory at NP-21 supply electricity from a diesel generator. Image credit: EWG.
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142 viewsMartin Truffer and Erin Pettit, of UAF, work in the tent during the LARISSA expedition.
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142 viewsSwiss Camp as it appears when we first arrive.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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142 viewsAll of the gear and the equipment packed up and ready to be shipped out.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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142 viewsThis is one in a series of photos of Pengy the stuffed penguin.
This photo is of Pengy in one of the snow pits.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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141 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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141 viewsRob Bauer standing with the S3N Far Dune Flag, not to be misread as "S8N".
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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