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T-3 Ice Island Ice Hut

April 1969 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Heat flow measurements were taken through an ice hole sheltered by the U.S. Geological Survey's hydrohut, here shown in April 1969.  The hydrohut was tall at one end to accommodate extracting a 3- to 4-meter-long piston corer/heat flow probe using a winch system.  Pressure ridges developed in the pack ice adjacent to the T-3 glacial ice are visible in the background.  Photo by D. Scoboria, USGS.


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