PHOTO GALLERY - Best of WAIS Divide

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Celebrating success at 3,331 meters! Dr. Kendrick Taylor toasts to making history Ice Core with Visible Volcanic Ash Layer A unique cloudy layer within the ice demonstrating mini z-folds Vasileios Gkinis examining a "cloudy layer" within an ice core Examining an Ice Core at WAIS Divide Donald Voigt Examines an Ice Core at WAIS Divide Backlit Snow Pit Dr. Julie Palais (left), NSF-OPP Glaciology Program Manager, and Anais Orsi (right) inside a back-lit snow pit at WAIS Divide Ice core and drill head Freshly drilled ice core First Replicate Ice Core Krissy and Jay with the DISC Drill Tilting the tower of the DISC Drill Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) Drill Inside the control room for the DISC Drill Drilling progress at WAIS Divide Inside the core handling arch at WAIS Divide Inside the core handling arch at WAIS Divide Cutting the WAIS Divide ice core into 1-meter long sections John Fegyversi enters the ice core logging information into a computer at WAIS Divide Ice cores wintering over in the core processing arch basement (Tim Barthomolaus in photo) Satellite photo of WAIS Divide on October 7, 2010 The WAIS Divide arch on ~8 January 2006 The WAIS Divide arch on ~8 November 2010 The commute to work at WAIS Divide, Antarctica The galley at WAIS Divide Inside the galley at WAIS Divide John, one of the cooks at WAIS Divide, prepares a meal Old Glory waving at a patient LC-130 Loading an air force pallet of cargo onto the LC-130 An LC-130 departs WAIS Divide, Antarctica Core handlers and drillers leaving WAIS Divide Softball game Morning clouds over WAIS Tent City Life inside a 5-star Arctic Oven tent White out conditions at WAIS Divide, Antarctica Bad weather at WAIS Divide rolling in Dumping snow in snow melter Inside the medical tent at WAIS Divide Anna McKee, National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grantee, drawing the arch in flat light Three sleds & Tent City Brian Bencivengo, Assistant Curator of the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL), holds a 1-meter long section of the WAIS Divide Ice Core The WAIS Divide ice core repository at the National Ice Core Laboratory Core processing at the National Ice Core Laboratory Processing the WAIS Divide ice core at the National Ice Core Laboratory Cutting samples for greenhouse gas analysis Inside the National Ice Core Laboratory during a core processing line Measuring the electrical properties of the ice at NICL An ice core sample melts under vacuum to release the ancient air bubbles for isotopic analysis Looking at a thin section of ice core Horizontal thin-section from 400 meters depth in the WAIS Divide ice core under cross-polarized light showing the size, shape, and orientation of individual ice crystals Horizontal thick-section from 400 meters depth in the WAIS Divide ice core showing entrapped atmospheric air bubbles



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