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211 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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211 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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211 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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211 viewsPart of Brooks Range rises over the distance.
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211 viewsAWI's self-developed Helicopter EM Sensor, seated on its suspension rack.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Andi Pfaffling
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210 viewsLARISSA researchers prepare to take off for a trip to the peninsula
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210 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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209 viewsEquipment lined up in front of a long magna-probe line.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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209 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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209 viewsWe begin the difficult task of shoveling all the snow and drilling out all the ice from in front of and around Swiss Camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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208 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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208 viewsSastrugi, sharp irregular grooves or ridges formed on a snow surface by wind erosion, are seen here next to snowmobile tracks during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in the North Slope of Alaska.
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