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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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The first sign of the spring melt - a stream is seen flowing on the ice
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1950
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Indications of the coming spring melt - bare hills, pools of water, bare hands
Alaska Northern, Brownlow Point Spring 1950
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Increasing expanses of melted snow and ice during the spring melt Weasel checking sea ice landing strip at Oliktok Point - If weasel didn't break ice, ski planes could land. If weasels broke ice, they would float as they were amphibious.
Alaska Northern, Brownlow Point Spring 1950
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Observing party on a barrier island. Tall hydro signal built to increase offshore range for visual control.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Spring 1950
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Observing party on a barrier island. Tall hydro signal built to increase offshore range for visual control.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Spring 1950
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Weasel at observing tent
Alaska, Oliktok Point, North Slope Spring 1950
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Crepuscular rays illuminate the melting ice of the Beaufort Sea
Alaska, Oliktok Point, North Slope Spring 1950
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Erosion along the shore of Tigvariak Island Hydrographic signal built in anticipation of the coming open water
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1950
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Survey launches at Tigvariak Island ready for a summer season of work Boats painted orange for visibility in Arctic waters
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Profile view of launches at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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"Goldie" - a landing craft - used to transport men and equipment.
Point Barrow, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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The starboard quarter view of the landing craft "Goldie"
Point Barrow, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Ice at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Loading a weasel on "Goldie"
Alaska, Oliktok Point, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey Launch #15 , called "Fair Dinkum" at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Like clouds, ice bergs can assume fantastic shapes
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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A large ice berg (by Beaufort Sea standards) - remains of a pressure ridge.
Off Reindeer Island, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Collecting fresh water from a melting ice berg Pools of fresh water form on the top of the berg
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey launch at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Cruising through an ice field - l to r - Ted Shanahan, Stan Jeffers, Jerry Gray, and Simon Tagarook
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey launch offshore from Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Compass stand and ice berg
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Collecting fresh water on top of an ice berg Pools of fresh water form on the top of the berg
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Collecting fresh water at Cross Island on a berg near Cross Island on misty day
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey launch and supply launch at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey launch running near the shore at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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An orange boat accentuated by the blue water and bright white ice berg
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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Arctic sunset - there's a chill in the air and the night's are getting longer It's time to head south
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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A boat's eyeview of an ice berg Tied up to berg while collecting water
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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On a fresh water collecting expedition Pools of fresh water form on the top of the berg
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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Survey launch #14 towing a dinghy
Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Open water at last - let's do some hydro! Shoran navigation antenna seen on launch
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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The end of the day
Alaska, Collinson Point, North Slope Summer 1950
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Securing transducer to side of survey launch on a warm Arctic summer day.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1950
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Survey launch at anchor with dinghy returning from shore
Alaska, Collinson Point, North Slope Summer 1950
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A Shoran navigation shore station
Alaska, Collinson Point, North Slope Summer 1950
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A Shoran navigation shore station and launch shore camp.
Alaska, Collinson Point, North Slope Summer 1950
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Survey boat at the Long Island camp - Shoran navigation antenna on the beach
Long Island, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Launch 15 crew - Stan Jeffers, Abe Simmons, Harley Nygren, Jerry Gray, Ted Shanahan, and Harry Lantzy
Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Tigvariak Island base camp from the air
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Float plane at Point Lay
Point Lay, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Unloading a float plane - Ensign Eugene W. Richards on right.
Point Lay, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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A hydrographic signal
Reindeer Island, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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A Shoran navigation station
Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Tide gage, hydrographic signal, and shore camp Older buildings are from ca. 1910 Leffingwell survey
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Photo identification work - using transit on triangulation point to identify recognizable features. Lincoln Ganung on knees.
Reindeer Island, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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An abandoned whale boat from years before
Alaska, Beechey Point, Alaska North Slope Summer 1950
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Arctic wildflowers - rifle for scale
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Arctic wildflowers - rifle for scale
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950
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Arctic wildflowers - rifle for scale
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1950

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