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Sportivnaya market in Vladivostok. Primorsky Krai, Russia. Photo: Tobias Holzlehner
Sampling methane bubbling up from lakes in Russia. Photo: Katey Walter
The winter lab – “House” – at Cherskii.
A retired tank is used to deliver materials in Cherskii.
Boarding an Antonov AH 24PB at Cherskii.
Museum of the People of the Yakutia.
Northeast Science Station in Cherskii.
This barge lodges researchers working at the Northeast Science Station.
Church in Cherskii.
Two bi-wing Antonov aircraft on the apron at Cherskii.
Russian and American researchers (scientists, students and a teacher) gather samples from the Lena River as the weather turns snowy. Photo by Max Holmes.
Satellite image of the Lena River delta, with the Arctic Ocean at top. Image by NASA.
Many researchers work hard to involve local communities in their science. Here, Max Holmes poses with friends from Zhigansk, a village on the Lena River in Siberia. Photo; Amy Clapp.
The day the ice broke on the Lena River at Zhigansk, May 30, 2004. Photo: Max Holmes.
Ice on the Lena River, May 2004. Photo by Alexander Zhulidov.
Oliver Monson, Lesha Kleschenkov, Chris Guay, Amy Clapp, and Max Holmes preparing for sampling on the Lena River. Photo: Alexander Zhulidov.
Scott Hayden and Sergei Davidov using the depth-integrating sampler on the Kolyma River. Photo: Max Holmes.
Salmon fishing in Kamchatka, Russia. Photo: Lance Howe
The winter lab at the Northeast Science Station near Cherskii, Siberian Russia. Photo: Jorien Vonk
Researchers take in the view of the Kolyma Flood Plaiin. Photo: Jorien Vonk
Northeast Science Station, near Cherskii, in Siberian Russia. Photo: Jorien Vonk