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Installing a survey pole in the ablation area (07 June 08 08:54)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Jason gets the steam drilling running to install a 9 meter long pole into the ice.  As the ice melts over time, we can measure its rate by how much pole emerges.  This pole should last about 3 years before it melts out completely.

Copyright: Matt nolan
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Resolution: 11752x5876
Subida: 18/03/2009
Actualizado: 27/08/2014
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Tags: anwr; mccall glacier; mass balance; survey; glacier; ice
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