2 Likes

Drilling ice cores in the midnight sun (15 May 08 03:13)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Copyright: Matt nolan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11748x5874
Uploadet: 18/03/2009
Opdateret: 27/08/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: mccall glacier; ice cores; drilling; anwr
comments powered by Disqus

Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (11 Aug 07 14:04)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (01 Aug 07 15:11)
Matt Nolan
Survey pole on McCall Glacier
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (11 Aug 07 13:58)
Matt Nolan
Stream from Hanging Glacier
Matt Nolan
Installing a survey pole on McCall Glacier (08 June 08 9:36)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 11:32)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 15:15)
Matt Nolan
Mother's Day on McCall Glacier (11 May 08 14:20)
Matt Nolan
Ice swale on McCall Glacier
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 15:52)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (01 Aug 07 15:39)
dieter kik
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne Nantes
Fariborz Alagheband
Khajo Bridge
Hall of Ambassadors, Alcazar of Sevilla
Julio Rosquete
Teide Tenerife 2009 12 12 Juliorosq
Ramin Dehdashti
Bagh-e Fin - The Fin Garden
Jiri Vambera
Prunerov powerplant
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Yannawa, Top of Boat Vihara, Bangkok
Stefan Geens
Cho Vuon Chuoi market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Jann Lipka
Marmor Foajen Dramaten Stockholm
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Mashkobo. Rural life (2009)
heiwa4126
Row houses of the Edo period
Marcel Janssen
Antwerpen Centraal Station
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 15:15)
Matt Nolan
Ken waiting at the altar
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier stream weather station
Matt Nolan
McCall Valley (30 July 07 19:49)
Matt Nolan
Jago River (16 Aug 07 12:42)
Matt Nolan
Yukon River bridge and pipeline viewpoint
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 15:52)
Matt Nolan
Repeat photo on McCall Glacier (24 June 08 13:42)
Matt Nolan
Galley at Kavik River Camp
Matt Nolan
Eroding bluffs in Kaktovik (03 July 08 1236)
Matt Nolan
Coyote Air office during break up
Matt Nolan
Camping on the Hulahula River 110613 2310
More About Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The biggest city in Alaska is Anchorage, sitting in Cook Inlet on the coast of the north pacific. Suburban expansion in Anchorage means houses are being built up into the mountains behind the city.People in these new developments complain about "the wildlife" sometimes but you know what? You're gonna get moose in your yard when you build houses on their terrain. They will eat your flowers and sleep in your driveway, and stare at you over the top of a parked full-size pickup truck. They're like cows on stilts. I'm just trying to give you an idea of the scale of things up in Alaska, where there are more small planes per capita than anywhere else in the US. Many small villages get their fuel supply flown in by large aircraft, and that's it for the year.North of Anchorage there are six hundred miles of mountains with very few roads or people, and then up at the top of that expanse is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's about nineteen million acres of space, or seventy-seven thousand square kilometers.If you put a map of the state of Alaska on top of a map of the United States, Alaska would cover half of the country. Alaska by itself is the size of half of the United States. That's an easy idea to miss because most maps shrink Alaska when they show it next to the continental U.S.Back to the pictures: locals in Kavtovik make use of the natural environment. Whale bones on the beach are an example of the subsistence lifestyle which has been going on here for long before airplanes and panoramic pictures.Alaska is beautiful in the fall season. Fireweed turns bright red and the birch trees change to gold. You have no idea what air is supposed to smell like until you visit Alaska.This is a really interesting set of pictures. Scientists get the award for "most thorough documentation" of a spot.Okay, I haven't personally been up as far as AWNR, but I can tell you just from hiking Girdwood that it's a very very amazing feeling to walk for a while, turn around, and see absolutely nothing man-made anywhere in your field of vision, except your boots.Mattanuska Thunder!Text by Steve Smith.