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Month: July 2011

A Day in the Life of a Sea Ice Ecologist

A Day in the Life of a Sea Ice Ecologist

Dr. Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, sea ice ecologist at Aarhus University in Denmark, recently completed a field campaign in which he and his team collected data and cores from sea ice. The photos below present a day’s work sampling the sea ice near Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. Read more about this research…

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At the first look, not much appears to be going on within the temporary ice sheets that border Greenland and Earth’s polar oceans. Over the years,…

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Choosing the Best USB Drive for Logging Data

Choosing the Best USB Drive for Logging Data

The LI-7550 Analyzer Control Unit includes on board data logging to a USB flash drive through a USB port located inside the instrument. The USB drive provided with the instrument is a rugged industrial rated drive. So, what does that mean? What is the difference between consumer grade and industrial grade flash drives?

In short, industrial grade drives are tested over a broad range of environmental conditions. At a minimum this includes testing to ensure performance over a wider temperature…

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