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120 viewsOur sleeping tents, which we put up after arriving at camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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120 viewsCargo lines outside Swiss Camp.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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120 viewsThe automatic weather station (AWS) near the coast that we are going to cut down since it has been so difficult to reach by ski-doo over the past few years. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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120 viewsAfter taking down the station in the previous photo, we fly back to Swiss Camp. This is a view from the helicopter of camp. Really shows how camp is just a small speck out on the vast Greenland ice sheet. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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120 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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120 viewsAll done! After two days of work, you can now actually see the wooden platform that Swiss Camp rests on. Hopefully when all of the surrounding snow melts this summer, it will now flow down this platform and away from the tents.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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Taking Scientific Measurements119 viewsA ruler measures the ice freeboard, or the height of the ice above the water. Ice draft, on the other hand, is the depth of the ice below the surface of the water. Notice the elongated crystals. Image credit: EWG.
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Polar Bears119 viewsDogs provided companionship and entertainment for people living in the station camp, and they also alerted the camp when polar bears were present. Here, dogs are approaching a polar bear as it emerges from a lead (crack) in the ice. Image credit: EWG.
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119 viewsAIDJEX 1972 pilot study
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
AIDJEX Web site
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119 viewsThis display shows the gear required for surviving in Antarctic weather
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119 viewsView of Swiss Camp from the helicopter.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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119 viewsClose-up of the sled with the propane for the steam drill as we work on clearing snow and ice from around Swiss Camp (Nic is in the background). Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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