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Taking Scientific Measurements313 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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Taking Scientific Measurements311 viewsGerman Maximov collecting the measurement of direct solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements311 viewsNot all measurements required venturing outside. Aerologists Makurin and Ippolitov recording radio-sounding data at NP-16 in 1968. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments310 viewsThis meteorological instrument box is at the standard height of two meters above the surface. Image credit: EWG
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Taking Scientific Measurements309 viewsTwo station members traverse the snow survey line measuring snow density by weight. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments308 viewsWhen the anchors were not insulated, the snow melted out from around the mast bases, causing them to topple. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments306 viewsA close-up view of a pyranometer, which measures diffuse solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments305 viewsA radio-sounding locator antenna. Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards298 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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Life on a Drifting Station297 viewsA biplane landing near an iceberg, off the Laptev Sea. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments296 viewsAn IVO device for measuring the base height of cloud cover. IVO is the Russian abbreviation for this instrument. Image credit: EWG.
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Arctic Buildings294 viewsAlthough summers posed the hazards of melt water, the winters posed problems with deeply drifting snow. In winter, windblown snow had to be cleared from the entrance of this aerological (radiosounding) hut. Image credit: EWG.
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