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261 viewsTundra bugs are always curious about permafrost researchers. (Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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261 viewsLin Liu and Andy Persekian take a dip during a break from data gathering. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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261 viewsLARISSA researchers prepare to take off for a trip to the peninsula
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260 viewsSmall ices lenses are common in permafrost, as seen in this typical permafrost core drilled near Deadhorse, Alaska on August 17, 2012. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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259 viewsAndy Parsekian sets up the ground penetrating radar equipment for a survey of active layer depth near Barrow, Alaska on August 13, 2013. (Credit: Lin Liu).
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259 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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258 viewsThe equipment required to drill permafrost cores consists of shovels and a tarp, a motor to power the drill, a cooler to keep the samples frozen, a toolbox, a steel pry bar, and an augur drill bit. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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258 viewsWe land at Swiss Camp and line up all our cargo: can you believe that all fit in the plane?? The yellow boxes are filled with food. The silver boxes are filled with instruments, tools, and wires. The bags are our personal gear.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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258 viewsAnother couple of cargo lines, with Nic in the photo. At the left is the cargo line of our food boxes.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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258 viewsAnother view of Nic making measurements in the snow (temperature and density profiles) and Koni steam-drilling. The wooden box contains batteries that run the instruments on the weather station.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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257 viewsA close-up of the snow pit in the previous photo. At Swiss Camp this year, there were 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) of new snow that had accumulated in the past year that I had to dig through before reaching the hard, frozen ice of the ice sheet below. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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Polis tweets NSIDC257 viewsLesley Smith of the Boulder Valley School Board of Education and Lisa Morzel of the Boulder City Council with U.S. Representative Jared Polis, at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder. Polis tweets, "At @NSIDC ribbon cutting 4 new green data center, 70 % less energy use, did u know data ctrs use as much energy as 6 million households?" —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/National Snow and Ice Data Center
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