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Whitney Creek at Highway 97, Shasta, California by ahochstaedter

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Explore score
0.26 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 13, 2012
Date taken
Jul 29, 2011

A view upstream of Whitney Creek where it crosses Highway 97 north of Mt Shasta. Debris flows occasionallly flow down these drainages, usually in the warm summer months following intense rainfall. One such event occured in 1997 and was video recorded at this location by US Forest Service personnel. The debris flow flowed over the highway and caused extensive damage. Note the large boulders in the debris flow deposits visible in the channel banks. The video shows huge boulders moving down the channel during the debris flow event. youtu.be/z0N5zrxsN98 Will open in a new tab or windowWhitney Creek is fed by the Whitney Glacier on the north side of Mt Shasta. It then flows over Whitney Falls and flows through a deep canyon, as shown on this gigapan: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/83456Images of debris flow deposits farther up the mountain on the adjacent Bolam Creek drainage, also highly impacted by the 1997 event, are visible in this gigapan: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/83472 Information contained here is derived mainly from:
de la Fuente, J., and Bachmann, S., 1999, Whitney Creek debris flow of August 20, 1997: Triggering mechanisms, transport processes, and debris sources, in Hirt, W.H., ed., Across the Klamath/Cascade Frontier, NAGT-FWS Fall Field Conference Guidebook: Weed, College of the Siskiyous, p. 54-68.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 255 megapixels (24296 x 10516 pixels)
Input images: 45 (9 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 108.0 degrees wide by 46.7 degrees high (top=13.7, bottom=-33.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-29 11:54:38 - 2011-07-29 11:58:11
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 105.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 42.4 to 49.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.7 to 33.2 percent
Computer stats: 8098.69 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 3:40 (4.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:23, Projection: 35 seconds, Blending: 1:42
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