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69 viewsLin Liu pulls a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra near Barrow, Alaska on 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: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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69 viewsTundra bugs are always curious about permafrost researchers. (Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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69 viewsTingjun Zhang drags the antenna for the ground penetrating radar while Alessio Gusmeroli records the active layer depth readings on August 16, 2012. (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC).
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68 viewsDriving the Dalton Highway on August 15, 2012 becomes difficult as visibility drops to zero on Atigun Pass in the Brooks Range, Alaska. (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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68 viewsA herd of several thousand caribou stalled our progress as they crossed the Dalton highway near Deadhorse, Alaska on July 12, 2009. (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC)
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permafrost, nsidc, kevin schaefer, alaska, barrow66 viewsKevin Schaefer walks along the road to a next survey site near Barrow Alaska on August 11, 2013. Contrary to what the sign says, the effective speed limit was actually 5 mph (Credit: Elchin Jafarov, NSIDC).
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65 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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65 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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65 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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65 viewsLin Liu pulls a ground penetrating radar unit through the tundra in rainy weather. The survey near Barrow, Alaska measures 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: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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65 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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65 viewsKevin Schaefer and Lin Liu photograph and wrap permafrost core samples on August 17, 2012 while Alessio Gusmeroli and Tim Schaefer drill more permafrost core samples. (Credit: Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC)
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