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Gallery: A Mathematician Goes to Antarctica

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arctic melt ponds

(Image credit: Don Perovich)

Melt ponds on the surface of Arctic sea ice in August of 2005.

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bowing penguins

(Image credit: Ken Golden)

Penguins in a light snowfall, Antarctica, 2012.

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brine x-ray tomography

(Image credit: Hajo Eicken)

X-ray tomographic image of the brine phase in sea ice.

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coring

(Image credit: Ken Golden)

Cindy Furse and Joyce Lin getting ready to core sea ice in the Ross Sea, 2012.

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coring in the field

(Image credit: David Lubbers)

Ken Golden coring Antarctic sea ice with the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis in the background, 2012.

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melt ponds

(Image credit: Karen Frey)

Melt ponds on the surface of Arctic sea ice.

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coring

(Image credit: Photo taken by Adam Gully during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment (SIPEX), September 2007.)

Dr. Golden taking a sea ice core in Antarctica, with the icebreaker Aurora Australis in the background.

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measuring permeability

(Image credit: Photo taken by Jan Lieser during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment (SIPEX), September 2007.)

Professor Golden measuring how quickly water rises in a hole drilled partially through the sea ice, to determine its fluid permeability.

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three penguins

(Image credit: Ken Golden)

Three penguins on their bellies sliding their way toward an opening in Antarctic sea ice, 2012.

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twin penguins

(Image credit: Ken Golden)

Twin penguins standing watch over their sea ice.