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permafrost, nsidc, kevin schaefer, alaska, barrow252 viewsKevin Schaefer pulls a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra near Barrow, Alaska on August 14, 2013 to measure the active layer depth. The radar unit (in the box) emits a pulse which reflects off the permafrost to measure the active layer depth, which is recorded in the computer held by Andy Parsekian (Credit: Elchin Jafarov, NSIDC).
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252 viewsThe Alaska pipeline follows the Dalton Highway in the Brooks Range in this photo taken on August 15, 2012. The pipeline connects the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay with the tanker facilities in Valdez, a distance of over 800 miles. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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252 viewsTim Schaefer slakes his thirst with ice chopped from an exposed ice layer at a thermokarst feature on August 19, 2012 near Toolik Lake, Alaska. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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252 viewsAnother view of us working on this weather station. Nic is making measurements of the snow at the left, Koni is steam-drilling, and Betsy Kolbert is observing.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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252 viewsA snow pit that I dug and analyzed at Swiss Camp. It was one of my primary duties to dig and analyze snow pits at the various sites we visited.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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252 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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252 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Director Mark Serreze at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012. The Green Data Center design team was led by NSIDC Technical Services Manager David Gallaher, in collaboration with Serreze, and NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Manager Ronald Weaver; Rick Osbaugh from RMH Group in Denver; Otto Van Geet from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); and Lee Gillan from Coolerado Corporation. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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Drew Slater252 viewsNSIDC Scientist Biography
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251 viewsMark Serreze drills holes in the ice.
Image courtesy Mark Serreze, NSIDC.
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251 viewsScientists hike the side of the Atigun Gorge.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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251 viewsChristopher Hiemstra hikes on Atigun Gorge.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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251 viewsLin Liu checks the day's data at basecamp. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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