Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Snowmobiles

In the Arctic, one form of winter transport is the snowmobile. These vehicles — half-tracked, half-skis — are used to traverse terrain that is completely covered in ice and snow and that is generally inaccessible to other vehicles.

One of the KAIRA team during a snowmobile
expedition in late march. (Photo: Th. Ulich)

Although they can go just about anywhere, there are certain paths that are marked across the landscape that are for 'regular' snowmobile traffic. These paths are marked with crossed red bars on posts to indicate the way.

A snowmobile trail post. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)


When looking at photographs of the KAIRA site, you may see some of these markers in the background, as there is a marked snowmobile trail in the vicinity of the proposed KAIRA low-band array.

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