In March, two dozen scientists travelled to Barrow, Alaska, as part of an International Polar Year research project to study the atmospheric chemistry of a changing Arctic climate. Photographer Spencer Brown spent a week documenting their trip. Flash version requires Flash Player
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30 Degrees Below Zero
At 30 degrees below zero, breath moisture freezes instantly, sometimes freezing eyelashes together mid-blink. Barrow resident Nok Acker, who coordinates logistics for the scientists, shows what 45 minutes outside can look like.