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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
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Other than the cold, baseline measurements were facilitated by measuring across the flat lagoon ice from mainland point-to-point. Baselines were measured to second-order standards and 4-5 miles long.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Observing tower with wind screen
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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When the melt begins, it's time to start working on the boats
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking over arm of the Beaufort Sea before the pack ice breaks up Oliktok Point Camp in distance in photo center
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking towards Tigvariak Camp across lagoon ice
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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No waves today - standing on the shoreline of a frozen sea
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking down the shoreline of Tigvariak Island towards the camp
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Watching the ice melt and breakup on the north shore of Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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A last trip across the ice by dog sled
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Gene Richards and Nogeak going for a final sled ride (or first swim)
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice receding from the shoreline Soon it will be time to put the boats in the water
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Eskimo diversion - flying high above the shore
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Bow of orange painted survey launch picking its way through ice bergs
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Collecting fresh water on a berg near Cross Island on misty day
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice along the shore at sunset
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Building a hydrographic signal - used for near shore hydrographic work Stan Jeffers on right.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice along the shore at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Jellyfish along an icy shoreline
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Tide gage installation - Abe Simmons and Harley Nygren
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Building a hydrographic signal - used for near shore hydrographic work
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Beginning to build a hydrographic signal
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Orange, white, and blue - survey launch next to ice berg
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Signal pole on Dinkum Sands - east side of Prudhoe Bay The existence of these sands has been the subject of litigation
Alaska, Dinkum Sands, North Slope Summer 1949
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Collecting fresh water from ice berg Pools of fresh water collect on top of melting ice bergs
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Ice bergs seen from survey launch after summer melt. Bergs complicated survey work.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Survey launch towing dinghies after supplying observing camp
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Heading out to the Survey Launch #15 to start the day's work.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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A cloudy day at Tigvariak - length of beard indicates nearing end of season Andrew F. "Pierre" Menard with beard.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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A late summer sunset from a survey launch
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Stopping at a small Alaska town on the way south
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Stopping at a small Alaska town on the way south
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Flying over the Colville River on the way home
Alaska North Slope Summer 1949
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Flying over the Brooks Range enroute to North Slope
Alaska, Brooks Range Winter 1950
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The sea ice off of Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Winter 1950
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A sun pillar forms as the sun rises over the Arctic plain
Alaska North Slope Winter 1950
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Drifting snow at Tigvariak Camp
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Winter 1950
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Digging out the Tigvariak Island Camp
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Winter 1950
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Harley Nygren
Alaska North Slope Winter 1950
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Drifting snow at Tigvariak Camp
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Winter 1950
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Cat train on the move at noon on a clear day
Alaska North Slope Winter 1950
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Observing tower with wind screen near Oliktok Point
Alaska, Oliktok Point, North Slope Spring 1950
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Baseline measurements on the lagoon ice - note stakes along line
Alaska North Slope Spring 1950
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Baseline measurements on the lagoon ice - note stakes along line
Alaska North Slope Spring 1950
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Triangulation party at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Spring 1950
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Cat train on the way to a triangulation station for observations Termed an "O" train, for triangulation observations
Alaska North Slope Spring 1950
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Cat train on the way to a triangulation station for observations Termed an "O" train, for triangulation observations
Alaska North Slope Spring 1950
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Caterpillar tractor with Brooks Range in background
Alaska, Camden Bay, Brooks Range to south Spring 1950
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Brooks Range visible miles away over the flat Arctic plain Such views lend credence to the flat earth theory Just kidding!
Alaska, Camden Bay, Brooks Range to south Spring 1950
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Triangulation party at Camden Bay
Alaska, Camden Bay, Alaska North Slope Spring 1950
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While crossing frozen sea area, pressure ridges presented formidable obstacles
Alaska North Slope Spring 1950

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