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278 viewsLin Liu and Kevin Schaefer use a metal probe to measure the active layer depth along a survey line near Barrow, Alaska. (Credit: Andy Parsekian)
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278 viewsMatthew Sturm and Steph Saari start digging at the SnowNet research site.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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278 viewsThe weather station outside of Swiss Camp had been toppled over by the wind during the winter and was buried a couple of meters under the snow.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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278 viewsResearchers prepare to travel with their instruments using snowmobiles and sleds during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska.
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278 viewsField camp crew check the research plane on standby during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) fieldwork in Alaska.
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278 viewsThe Royal Society Range in Antarctica rises to 4000 meters (13,000 feet) at its highest point.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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278 viewsMakoto Suwa in his science pit.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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278 viewsMakoto Suwa weighing and taking measurements of the ice core samples.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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277 viewsThe team takes a last break before home.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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277 viewsInside the twin otter plane. On the left is Dr. Nicolas Cullen, from New Zealand, who recently completed his Ph.D. with Koni. Next to him is Russell Huff, from western Colorado, who is working on his Ph.D. with Koni. To Russ right with the video camera is Andy Revkin, a reporter from the New York Times. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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277 viewsResearchers pose next to their snowmobiles during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska's North Slope.
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277 viewsWhile on the expedition, the crew got to see one of those rare phenomena: the southern lights, also named the aurora australis.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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