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Scientific Instruments143 viewsA radio-sounding locator antenna. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements139 viewsA lone station member taking snow line (snow survey) measurements. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments139 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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Life on a Drifting Station138 viewsA biplane landing near an iceberg, off the Laptev Sea. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements138 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 Instruments138 viewsA close-up view of a pyranometer, which measures diffuse solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements137 viewsGerman Maximov collecting the measurement of direct solar radiation. Image credit: EWG.
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Scientific Instruments135 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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Taking Scientific Measurements134 viewsTwo station members traverse the snow survey line measuring snow density by weight. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station133 viewsRecreation could include climbing the large ridges and hummocks on the ice station floe. These often reached 10 meters in height. During excursions like this, one of the men would typically carry a rifle for protection against polar bears. Image credit: EWG.
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Taking Scientific Measurements132 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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Arctic Buildings131 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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