0 Likes

McCall Glacier (11 Aug 07 14:04)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Copyright: Matt nolan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10418x5209
Загружена: 16/09/2008
Обновлено: 12/02/2012
Просмотров:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Matt Nolan
Drilling ice cores in the midnight sun (15 May 08 03:13)
Matt Nolan
Survey pole on McCall Glacier
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (01 Aug 07 15:11)
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
Mother's Day on McCall Glacier (11 May 08 14:20)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 15:15)
Matt Nolan
Ice swale on McCall Glacier
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (01 Aug 07 15:39)
Matt Nolan
Ice-cored moraine melt
Ji Guoliang
shanghai-expo Finland Pavilion
Willy Kaemena
VCRR Open Viewing Car
Benedict Kim
Midnight Terror Cave Entrance
Ramin Dehdashti
The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
Ruediger Kottmann
Rape field
Marcio Cabral
Maytreia
Valentin Arfire
8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora macaber coat of arms of the steinberk family
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
The Rising Areia que Canta
Roger Berry
Salim Chisti Tomb, Marble Entrance Hall
Wolfgang Stich
inside the lantern of St. Charles Church in Vienna
Roger Berry
Hira Minar, Elephant Tower, Fatehpur Sikri
Roger Berry
Nagaur Cattle Fair, Horse Dance
Matt Nolan
McCall Valley (30 July 07 12:43)
Matt Nolan
Coyote Air office in Coldfoot Alaska
Matt Nolan
Ken and Greta's Wedding Ceremony West View
Matt Nolan
McCall Valley (31 July 07 12:15)
Matt Nolan
Highest weather station in Alaska
Matt Nolan
CRREL Permafrost Tunnel 75m into adit
Matt Nolan
Jago Lake (29 July 07 10:42)
Matt Nolan
ANWR Jago River (30 June 08 1828)
Matt Nolan
twin bears lake
Matt Nolan
Beaver at Bitty airstrip (08 July 08 13:46)
Matt Nolan
Greta and Kens wedding view across the lake
Matt Nolan
CRREL Permafrost Tunnel 50m into adit
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.