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Please check out the Top Pics section above for some of the best photos from the Arctic and Antarctic. See the 'Albums' section below for full albums of photos, graphics, and logos. The 'Programs' section has many photos from the PolarTREC/TREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) programs, and Arctic Visiting Speakers (AVS) series. Many photos are high quality and can be used for publications or other non-profit uses, printed or digital.

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Albums

Programs

Solar Radiation on the Greenland Icesheet 2011:
PolarTREC teacher Jim Pottinger's 2011 expedition to Summit Station, NEEM, and Swiss Camp, Greenland, from May 22nd to June 14th, 2011.

Atmospheric Conditions and Arctic Climate:
PolarTREC teacher Kevin McMahon's 2011 expedition to Summit Station, Greenland, from June 27th to July 25th, 2011.

Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra:
PolarTREC teacher John Wood's 2011 expedition to Healy, Alaska, from April 17th to June 4th, 2011.

Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska 2011:
PolarTREC teacher Chantelle Rose's 2011 expedition aboard the USCGC Healy icebreaker in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, from November 2nd to December 22nd, 2011.

Space Weather Monitoring on the Antarctic Plateau:
PolarTREC teacher Michelle Brown's 2011/2012 expedition to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and AGO remote site, Antarctica, from December 11th, 2011 to January 5th, 2012.

Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska 2011:
PolarTREC teacher Susy Ellison's 2011 expedition to the Raven Bluff site near Kivalina, Alaska, from July 24th to August 11th, 2011.

International Continental Shelf Survey:
PolarTREC teacher Bill Schmoker's 2010 expedition aboard the USCGC Healy icebreaker, in the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi Seas, from July 31st to September 6th, 2010.

Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska:
PolarTREC teacher Karl Horeis' 2010 expedition to Raven Bluff Site near Kivalina, Alaska, from July 13th to August 5th, 2010.

Prehistoric Human Responses to Climate Change 2010:
PolarTREC teacher Claude Larson's 2010 expedition to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, from July 2nd to August 3rd, 2010.

Long-Term Circumpolar Permafrost Monitoring:
PolarTREC teacher Josh Dugat's 2010 expedition to Toolik Field Station and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, from August 3rd to August 22nd, 2010.

IceCube In-Ice Antarctic Telescope 2010:
PolarTREC teacher Katey Shirey's 2010 expedition to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, from November 13th to December 10th, 2010.

Prehistoric Human Response to Climate Change:
PolarTREC teacher Michael Wing's 2009 expedition to Yli-Ii, Finland, from May 6th to May 31th, 2009.

Spring Plankton and Changing Ice Cover:
PolarTREC teacher Simone Welch's 2009 expedition on the USCGC Healy icebreaker, on the Bering Sea, from March 31st to May 12th, 2009.

Geologic Climate Research in Siberia:
PolarTREC teacher Tim Martin's 2009 expedition to Lake El’gygytgyn in Chukotka, Russia, from March 21st to April 22nd, 2009.

Alaska Climate Variation 09:
PolarTREC teacher Barney Peterson's 2009 expedition to glacial lakes in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska, from July 21st to August 13th, 2009.

Seabird Ecology in the Bering Sea:
PolarTREC teacher Thomas Harten's 2009 expedition to Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, from July 15th to August 15th, 2009.

Ocean, Atmosphere, Sea Ice, and Snowpack Interactions:
PolarTREC teacher Betsy Wilkening's 2009 expedition to Barrow, Alaska, from March 15th to April 3rd, 2009.

CReSIS Greenland Ice Sheet Studies:
PolarTREC teacher Cheri Hamilton's 2009 expedition to NEEM Camp, Greenland, from May 22nd to June 8th, 2009.

Dissolved Organic Matter in Antarctica:
PolarTREC teacher Sarah Diers's 2009/2010 expedition to McMurdo Station and the Cotton Glacier, Antarctica, from November 17th to January 13th, 2010.

IceCube In-Ice Antarctic Telescope:
PolarTREC teacher Casey O'Hara's 2009/2010 expedition to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, from November 16th, 2009 to January 1st, 2010.

Polar Bear Response to Sea Ice Loss:
PolarTREC teacher Cristina Galvan's 2009 expedition aboard the USCGC Polar Sea icebreaker in the Beaufort Sea, from September 23rd to November 1st, 2009.

Microorganisms in Antarctic Glacier Ice:
PolarTREC teacher Lindsay Knippenberg's 2009 expedition to McMurdo Station and the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, from October 5th to December 3rd, 2009.

CReSIS Aerial Survey of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet:
PolarTREC teacher Gary Wesche's 2009/2010 expedition to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide field camp in Antarctica, from November 23rd, 2009 to January 10th, 2010.

Greenland Atmospheric Studies:
PolarTREC teacher Craig Beals' 2008 expedition to Summit Camp, Greenland, from June 1st to July 12th, 2008.

Arctic Tundra Dynamics 08:
PolarTREC teacher Elizabeth Eubanks' 2008 expedition to Barrow, Alaska, from June 10th to July 18th, 2008.

Nuvuk Archaeology Studies:
PolarTREC teacher Frank Kelley's 2008 expedition to Barrow, Alaska, from July 9th to August 16th, 2008.

High Arctic Change 08:
PolarTREC teacher Missy Holzer's 2008 expedition to Svalbard, Norway, from July 8th to August 16th, 2008.

Ocean Dynamics Beaufort Sea:
PolarTREC teacher Gerty Ward's 2008 expedition aboard the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent in the Beaufort Sea, from July 16th to August 21st, 2008.

Lake Ecosystems in Antarctica:
PolarTREC teacher Robin Ellwood's 2008 expedition to McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, from October 13th to November 25th, 2008.

Ancient Buried Ice in Antarctica:
PolarTREC teacher Jacquelyn Hams' 2008 expedition to McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, from November 4th to December 15th, 2008.

Oden Antarctic Expedition 08:
PolarTREC teacher Jeff Peneston's 2008/2009 expedition aboard the icebreaker Oden, from November 25, 2008 to January 12, 2009.

Drake Passage Opening:
PolarTREC teacher Katie Pena's 2008 expedition aboard the research icebreaker Nathanial B. Palmer in the Drake Passage, from April 12th to May 27th, 2008.

Antarctic Weather Stations:
PolarTREC teacher Kirk Beckendorf's 2007/2008 expedition in, and around, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from December 21th, 2007 to January 29th, 2008.

South Pole Ozone Changes:
PolarTREC teacher Elke Bergholz's 2007/2008 expedition to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, from December 4th, 2007 to January 16th, 2008.

Antarctic Ice Sheet Studies:
PolarTREC teacher Brandon Gillette's 2007/2008 expedition in, and around, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from November 26th, 2007 to January 1st, 2008.

SEDNA Beaufort Sea Ice:
PolarTREC teacher Robert Harris' 2007 expedition to the SEDNA/APLIS Ice Camp north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, from March 21st to April 18th, 2007.

Human Impacts in Antarctica:
PolarTREC teacher Ann Linsley's 2007 expedition in, and around, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from November 12th to December 20th, 2007.

Kuril Islands Biocomplexity:
PolarTREC teacher Misty Nikula's 2007 expedition to Kuril Islands, Russia, from July 11th to August 23rd, 2007.

Greenland Seabird Ecology:
PolarTREC teacher Mary Anne Pella-Donnelly's 2007 expedition to Kap Hoegh, Greenland, from July 11th to August 9th, 2007.

Bering Ecosystem Study:
PolarTREC teacher Maggie Prevenas' 2007 expedition on the USCGC Healy icebreaker, on the Bering Sea, from April 7th to May 14th, 2007.

Bering Ecosystem Study:
PolarTREC teacher Robyn Staup's 2007 expedition on the USCGC Healy icebreaker, on the Bering Sea, from April 7th to May 14th, 2007.

Arctic Tundra Dynamics:
PolarTREC teacher Rob Wilder's 2007 expedition in Barrow, Alaska, from May 31st to July 7th, 2007.

Oden Antarctic Expedition 07:
PolarTREC teacher Lollie Garay's 2007/2008 expedition aboard the icebreaker Oden, from November 24, 2007 to January 11, 2008.

Ecological Change in the Bering Sea:
TREC teacher Patty Janes' 2006 expedition on board the US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy in the Bering Sea, from May 3rd to June 6th, 2006.

Kuril Islands: Pre-Historical Human-Environmental Interactions:
TREC teacher Misty Nikula's 2006 expedition to the Kuril Islands, Russia, from July 11th to August 31st, 2006.

Geophysics aboard the USCGC Healy:
TREC teacher Ute Kaden's 2005 expedition aboard the US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy in the Arctic Ocean, from August 2nd to October 3rd, 2005.

Climate Change Science: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program:
TREC teacher Robert Oddo's 2005 expedition to Svalbard, Norway, from July 11th to August 19th, 2005.

Effect of Sunlight on Pony Lake Ecology:
TREC teacher Dena Rosenberger's 2005 expedition to Ross Island, Antarctica, from November 12th, 2005 to January 20th, 2006.

Snow Geese and De-vegetation on Alaska's North Slope:
TREC teacher Leslie Pierce's 2005 expedition to the Ikpikpuk River delta on the North Slope of Alaska, from July 11th to July 23rd and August 1st to August 4th, 2005.

Carbon and Water Cycles in the High Arctic:
TREC teacher John Sode's 2005 expedition to Thule, Greenland, from July 10th to July 30th, 2005.

Snow Photochemistry:
TREC teacher Nikki Airaudi's 2004 expedition to Summit, Greenland, from April 18th to May 6th, 2004.

Plant Diversity in Tundra Ecosystems:
TREC teacher Laurie Carr's 2004 expedition to Toolik Field Station, Alaska, from June 5th to June 24th, 2004.

Arctic Rivers in Siberia:
TREC teacher Amy Clapp's 2004 expedition to the Lena River in Siberia, from May 21st to June 12th, 2004.

CO2 Flux in the Alaskan Arctic:
TREC teacher Misty Nikula-Ohlsen's 2004 expedition to the North Slope of Alaska, from June 25th to July 28th, 2004.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Robert Wheelersburg's February to March 2006 AVS tour to the University of Greenland and the University of Copenhagen.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte's May 2006 visit to Concord High School in New Hampshire.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Larry Merculieff's July 2006 AVS tour to the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference, which was held in Seward, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Todd Sformo's July 2006 AVS lecture at the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Patricia Cochran's September 2006 AVS visit to Santa Clara University and Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Bill Fitzhugh during his September 2006 AVS visit to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Kathleen Osgood Dana's March 2008 AVS visit to Borgarnes, Iceland.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Professor Emeritus Dave Klein's February and March 2008 AVS visit to Oslo, Norway, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Randall Zarnke's November 2009 AVS visit to Cordova, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Allen Marquette's April 2010 AVS visit to Valdez, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Dr. Robert McGhee's November 2010 AVS visit to Cordova, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Charles Wohlforth's November 2010 AVS visit to the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) in Everett, Washington.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Larry Merculieff's February 2011 AVS visit to Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Arthur Smith's April 2011 AVS visit to the New Roots School and Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, New York.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Allen Marquette's April 2011 AVS visit to Challis Elementary in Challis, Idaho.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Michelle Ridgway's April 2011 AVS visit to the St. Pribilof School District for Bering Sea Days festivities on St. Paul Island, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Ken Tape's April 2011 AVS visit to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Chatham High School in Chatham, New Jersey.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Aviâja Egede Lynge's October 2011 AVS visit to the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Charles Wohlforth's November 2011 AVS visit to the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) in Everett, Washington.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Leonard Kamerling's April to May 2012 AVS visit to the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon.

Nutrient Transport in Arctic Watersheds:
PolarTREC teacher Melissa Barker's 2012 expedition to Toolik Field Station, Alaska, from May 6th to June 9th, 2012.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Jennifer Burns' May 2012 AVS visit to schools in Memphis, Tennessee.

Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea:
PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers' 2011 expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from January 5th to February 21st, 2012 (part of the 2011 PolarTREC season).

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) George Archibald's August 2012 AVS visit to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Debi Rubera's May to June 2012 AVS visit to Washington D.C.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Rolf Gradinger's November 2012 AVS visit to the Sitka WhaleFest in Sitka, Alaska.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Anne Jensen's November 2012 AVS visit to Prince William Sound Community College and the Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum in Valdez, Alaska.

Siberian Arctic Systems Study:
PolarTREC teacher Mark Paricio's 2012 expedition to Cherskiy, Russia, from June 26th to July 26th, 2012.

Kuril Islands Biocomplexity 2008:
PolarTREC teacher Misty Nikula's 2008 expedition to the Kuril Islands, Russia, from July 9th to September 1st, 2008.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) David Klein's January to February 2013 AVS visit to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida.

Microbial Activity in Thawing Arctic Permafrost 2012:
PolarTREC teacher Cristina Solis' 2012 expedition to Barrow, Alaska, from July 3rd to August 8th, 2012.

Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains:
PolarTREC teacher Brian DuBay's 2012 expedition to McMurdo and Mario Zuchelli Station, Antarctica, from November 4th to December 27th, 2012.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Kirk Dombrowski's February 2013 AVS visit to Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Sarah Hurst's March 2013 AVS visit to many varied locations in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat:
PolarTREC teacher Lisa Seff's 2012 expedition to Barrow, Alaska and the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, from August 19th to September 13th, 2012.

High Arctic Change 2012:
PolarTREC teacher Dan Frost's 2012 expedition to Svalbard, Norway, from July 5th to August 15th, 2012.

AVS 2013 Arto Rinne

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Arto Rinne's June to July 2013 AVS visit to the Midwest and New England playing music, lecturing, and touring.

PolarTREC 2013 Mark Buesing

Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2013:
PolarTREC teacher Mark Buesing's 2013 expedition to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, from April 1st to 18th, 2013.

PolarTREC 2012 Jacquelyn Hams

Buried Ice in Antarctica 2012:
PolarTREC teacher Jacquelyn Hams' 2012 expedition to Beacon Valley, Quartermain Mountains, and McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, from November 15th to December 20th, 2012.

PolarTREC 2012 Amber Lancaster

Impacts of the Larsen Ice Shelf System on the Weddell Sea:
PolarTREC teacher Amber Lancaster's 2012 expedition to the Larsen Ice Shelf on the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, from March 2nd to April 18th, 2012.

PolarTREC 2012 Tim Spuck (1)

Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2012:
PolarTREC teacher Tim Spuck's 2012 expedition to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, from April 11th to 26th, 2012.

PolarTREC 2012 Tim Spuck (2)

Space Weather Monitoring on the Antarctic Plateau:
PolarTREC teacher Tim Spuck's 2012 expedition to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, from November 12th to December 22nd, 2012.

PolarTREC 2012 John Wood

Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra 2012:
PolarTREC teacher John Wood's 2012 expedition to the CiPEHR study site outside of Healy, Alaska., from July 5th to 20th, 2012.

PolarTREC 2012 Mike LeBaron

Antarctic Sub Glacial Lake and Stream Studies:
PolarTREC teacher Mike LeBaron's 2012 expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from November 5th to December 14th, 2012.

AVS 2013 Craig George

Arctic Visiting Speaker (AVS) Craig George's October to November 2013 AVS visit to Sitka, Alaska.

PolarTREC 2012 Susan Steiner

Tundra Nutrient Seasonality:
PolarTREC teacher Susan Steiner's 2012 expedition to Toolik Field Station, Alaska, from May 22nd to July 1st, 2012.

PolarTREC 2013 Carol Scott

Arctic Wetland Dynamics in Finland:
PolarTREC teacher Carol Scott's 2013 expedition to Kevo Research Station, Finland, from May 18th to June 22nd, 2013.

People

Photos taken by Joed Polly during two trips on the Dalton Highway.
June 5-6, 2008: Fairbanks to Galbraith Lake and back
June 4-6, 2010: Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay and back

Photos taken by Haakon Hop of the Arctic Marine Laboratory located in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway.

Photos by Sarah Behr from in and around the Toolik Lake Field Station in Alaska.

Photos from Birte Horn-Hanssen, taken in different parts of Alaska.

Photos take by Alison York during her 2007 visit to Toolik Lake Field Station, Alaska.

Events

The State of the Arctic Conference: "At the Forefront of Global Change" was be held 16-19 March 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida, USA. The main goal of the conference was to review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental change.

Photos taken during the 2006 Arctic Forum held annually in Washington, DC.

Logos

Logos, banner logos, a slate, and desktop wallpapers for the State of the Arctic Conference (SoA).

Various logos for the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS).

Various logos and slates for the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program.

Logos and slates for the Arctic Observing Network (AON).

Logos for the United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC).

Logos and slates for the PolarTREC program.

Logos for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Logos for the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/2008.

Logos for the TREC program.

Logos for the Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC).

Logos for the NSF Arctic Section program.

Logos for the Arctic Alive! program.

Logos for the Arctic Visiting Series (AVS) program.

Graphics

Schematics of current and projected North Slope landscapes from the 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service workshop report, Wildlife Response to Environmental Arctic Change (WildREACH).

Various generic arctic-themed presentation backgrounds suitable for use in Powerpoint or Keynote presentations.

Graphics from Mark Johnson. A time series of the Arctic Ocean Oscillation and sea level pressure difference between the cyclonic and anticyclonic years.