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219 viewsAn even closer close-up of the wall of the snow pit, showing a couple of layers in the snow. These particular kinds of layers form when big snow storms occur with strong winds that cause the snow to compact at what was then the surface. Other layers may be caused by melting and refreezing of snow. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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219 viewsA minke whale breaches near the R/V Araon during the 2013 LARISSA Project. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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219 viewsResearchers pose next to their snowmobiles during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska's North Slope.
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219 viewsResearchers measure snow depth during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska.
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219 viewsA researcher measures snow depth during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project in Alaska's North Slope.
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219 viewsNSIDC Director Mark Serreze poses on the Arctic tundra, during the 2013 Arctic Observing Network (Snownet) project.
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219 viewsTerry Haran (front) and Ted Scambos (back), hard at work on one of their ice sites.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Robert Massom
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219 viewsThe crew of the second season of Megadunes.
From rear-left, clockwise: Jeff Severinghaus, Ted Scambos, Makoto Suwa, Mac Cathles, Terry Haran, Zoe Courville.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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219 viewsTed Scambos (left) and Terry Haran (right) stopping to enjoy the scenery of St. James Walkway.
Image Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
Megadunes Web site
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219 viewsMac Cathles surfing the snow on his snowmobile.
Also pictured: Pengy, the the stuffed penguin.
Image Credit: NSIDC courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer.
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218 viewsMatthew Sturm rides off on a snowmobile.
Image courtesy Andrew Slater, NSIDC.
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218 viewsStandford University scientist Lin Liu and research volunteer Tim Schaefer are attempting to remove a drill bit that accidently froze into the permafrost at a site just south of Deadhorse, Alaska on July 11, 2009. The researchers spent eight hours chipping the drill bit out of the permafrost using a crowbar, pry bar, and a hammer (Credit: Kevin Schaefer, NSIDC)
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