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Glacier Trio by Lisa McKeon

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Lisa McKeon Lisa McKeon
Explore score
0.71 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 21, 2010
Date taken
Sep 15, 2010

A trio of glaciers photographed from Grinnell Glacier Overlook along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Montana. Grinnell Glacier has the lake affronting it's ice margin, Salamander Glacier is the long feature still covered with seasonal snow in the foreground, and Gem Glacier sits along the crest of the mountains in the notch just to the right of the highest peak, Mount Gould. Icebergs, calved from Grinnell Glacier, float in Upper Grinnell Lake. Retreat of mountain glaciers is being studied by the USGS Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems program at Glacier National Park www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/glacier_research.htm Will open in a new tab or window
Visit the Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems (CCME) website to learn more about how climate change is effecting Glacier National Park and how USGS scientists are tracking glacier recession with GigaPan technology.
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Search "ccme" on gigapan.org to view the USGS collection of Glacier National Park images.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 712 megapixels (42348 x 16836 pixels)
Input images: 144 (16 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 128.7 degrees wide by 51.2 degrees high (top=15.3, bottom=-35.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D90
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-15 13:12:04 - 2010-09-15 13:21:33
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.001 - 0.0166667
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 157.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 39.9 to 50.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.2 to 100.0 percent
Computer stats: 3582.07 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 32:26 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:21, Projection: 3:14, Blending: 24:51
(Preview finished in 10:34)

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