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129 viewsThe GPR/GPS system broke in the field (notice the hole in the gray), so it rests inside the PolarHaven.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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129 viewsMac Cathles (left) and Zoe Courville (right) carefully removing the ice core sample from the drill.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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129 viewsMakoto Suwa weighing and taking measurements of the ice core samples.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Life on a Drifting Station128 viewsSunset at a North Pole station. The large antennae are for studying ionospheric processes. Image credit: EWG.
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128 viewsThis LIDAR rig was used during the 2009 SnowNet project.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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128 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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128 viewsRob Bauer stopping for a picture before taking another run down the slope.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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128 viewsMakoto Suwa in his science pit.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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Arctic Buildings127 viewsAround some buildings in the summertime, "pedestaling" occurs because structures shade the ice and snow beneath from the sun's heat. Each subsequent summer adds to the height of the pedestal. This building on NP-22 reached 5 meters in height after seven years. Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards127 viewsMost of the time, the only way to deliver supplies to the North Pole stations was by plane. Weather conditions in the sky could be just as harsh and extreme as conditions on the ground. Here, a biplane is grounded after an accident near the Kara Sea in 1981. Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards127 viewsA small lead (or crack in the ice) has opened in the foreground. New leads, which form under wind stress when the ice diverges, were a constant threat to the camps. Camps often had to be relocated due to the sudden appearance of an ice lead through the middle of the camp (unless the crack appeared during summer and was simply a melt channel). Image credit: EWG.
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Ice Hazards127 viewsDuring summer, moving around camp became difficult, as melting snow formed large puddles (melt ponds) and channels everywhere. Image credit: EWG.
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