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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Sunrise or sunset? Who knows when there is twenty-four hour daylight.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
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Early shelters built of driftwood on the Arctic coast.
Alaska, Cross Island 1949
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Looking forward on an Arctic Field Party survey launch at twilight.
Alaska, North Slope 1950
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Remains of an early trading post. Probably the source of the name "Barter Island."
Alaska, Barter Island 1950
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A view in the "Channeled Scablands" of eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
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Building an observing stand in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
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Harley Nygren at an observing stand in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
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Camp at a triangulation station in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
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A winter sunset over the North Slope - note the parallel ridges in the snow. They always lay ENE-WSW in this area. The orientation of the ridges was used to navigate away from camp.
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A Navy landing ship used for supplies - frozen in to the Arctic Ocean in 1948
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Digging out a weasel - not a fun job when it's 40 degrees below zero
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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The Barter Island Camp starts taking shape after a few days of digging
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Even the dogs thought it was cold
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Moving the camp to Tigvariak Island - hundreds of tons moved 100 miles
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A cat train on the move to Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Time to start digging out the equipment covered by snow over the winter
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A cat train on the move across the tundra Moving equipment and supplies from Barter Island to Tigvariak Island Black object is a boat hull for use in the summer.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Ice berg frozen in pack ice encountered while cat train moved across frozen sea
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Winter sea ice terrain of the Beaufort Sea
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A congealed old ice pressure ridge along the cat train route to Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Part of the cat train stopped at twilight
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A ski-equipped Norseman plane at Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Flying over the lagoon ice at Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Tigvariak Island Camp from the air - boats to left on beach line.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A fine team of sled dogs at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Dog sled at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A fine team of sled dogs at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Caribou being butchered and skinned by Eskimo hunter at Leavitt Island Caribou steak that night and some for the dogs too!
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Caribou shot by Eskimo hunter at Leavitt Island
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Butchering caribou. Lieutenant Harley Nygren and Eskimo hunter.
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Butchering caribou. C&GS surveyor and Eskimo hunter.
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Collecting ice to melt for drinking water Obviously not much water available for showers!
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Large planes with conventional landing gear can land on the sea ice A DC-3 offshore at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A triangulated hydro signal on Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Roy Sylar observing angles
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A reconnaissance signal prior to triangulation observations at Patko Island
Patko Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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The observing party at Patko Island
Patko Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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An "O" camp wanigan - observer's living space while at station Heating very inefficient - top bunks at 100 degrees Bottom bunk at 0 degrees
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Bill Love advertising free service ahead on the road to Flaxman Island.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Bill Love and Ensign Harley Nygren At Leffingwell survey monument
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Lieutenant Don Jones observing angles with a T-3 theodolite
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Vincent Nageak
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Commander Robert Earle at Flaxman Island Standing at Leffingwell Survey marker from early 1900's
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Grave marker of an unknown on Flaxman Island
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Leffingwell's Flaxman Island Base - in use 1909-1911
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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An outbuilding at Leffingwell's Flaxman Island Base - in use 1909-1911
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A group of Eskimos at Brownlow Point across from Flaxman Island
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Using a boiler to melt the permafrost for setting a triangulation marker
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Using a boiler to melt the permafrost for setting a triangulation marker
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Triangulation station NYGREN 1949 - 70 08 51.83200(N) 146 11 24.40800(W)
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949

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