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SW_Alaska_Network's Snapshots

  1. Mt. Martin

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Martin
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Contact Creek unimproved airstrip, Katmai National Park and Preserve
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Stratovolcano in the vicinity of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. It may have erupted in 1953. There is often intense fumarolic activity in the summit crater.



  2. Radial engine

    Snapshot Title: Radial engine
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, Wolverine Lake, Katmai National Park and Preserve
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Nine-cylinder Pratt and Whitney radial engine.



  3. Caribou trails

    Snapshot Title: Caribou trails
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Snipe Lake automated weather station, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Mulchantna caribou herd passes through the area.



  4. Weather station

    Snapshot Title: Weather station
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Snipe Lake automated weather station, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Thermometer and GPS unit



  5. Redoubt Volcano

    Snapshot Title: Redoubt Volcano
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Chigmit Mountains automated weather station, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Steam and clouds near summit crater on Redoubt Volcano.



  6. Serac fall debris

    Snapshot Title: Serac fall debris
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Chigmit Mountains automated weather station, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Ice avalanche from glacier.



  7. Lichen
  8. Snow depth sensor

    Snapshot Title: Snow depth sensor
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Chigmit Mountains automated weather station, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Snow depth sesnor, thermometer, pyranometer, and satellite antenna.



  9. Granitic intrusive rocks of the Nuka pluton

    Snapshot Title: Granitic intrusive rocks of the Nuka pluton
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: McArthur Pass Weather Station 2012
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    The Nuka pluton is part of the "granite of the Harding Icefield". It is a coarsely to finely crystalline granitic rock with plagioclase feldspar, quartz, potassium feldspar, muscovite, chlorite, hornb...



  10. Submerged glacial cirque

    Snapshot Title: Submerged glacial cirque
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: McArthur Pass Weather Station 2012
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Glacial cirques formed during the last glacial maximum (aka the last ice age, approximately 20,000 years ago). The Kenai Fjords coast is an example of a mountain range submerged by a combination of te...



  11. Pedicularis (Lousewort)

    Snapshot Title: Pedicularis (Lousewort)
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Fourpeaked Weather Station 2012
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    The purple wildflower is a genus of perennial green root parasite plants belonging to the broomrape family Orobanchaceae.



  12. Thermometer and pyranometer

    Snapshot Title: Thermometer and pyranometer
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Fourpeaked Weather Station 2012
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Sensors used to measure air temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation.



  13. Thermomemeter and pyranometer

    Snapshot Title: Thermomemeter and pyranometer
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: McArthur Pass Weather Station 2012
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Sensors measuring air temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation.



  14. Harding Icefield trail

    Snapshot Title: Harding Icefield trail
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Exit Glacier mass balance index site, Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    End of the Harding Icefield trail. Winter-travel is not recommended due to avalanche danger!



  15. Automated weather station
  16. Tape measure

    Snapshot Title: Tape measure
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Lower Exit Glacier mass balance index site, Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Tape measure used to measure 40 cm intervals for snow depth density measurements.



  17. Miscelaneous field gear

    Snapshot Title: Miscelaneous field gear
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Exit Glacier mass balance index site, Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords National Park
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Metal detector used to find mass balance stakes, tool bag with equipment used to determine how much water is contained in the snow pack, skis and sleds.



  18. Wind vane and anemometer

    Snapshot Title: Wind vane and anemometer
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Harding Icefield automated weather station, Kenai Fjords National Park
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Met One ice-rated wind vane and anemometers are used to record wind direction and wind speed at the Harding Icefield automated weather station. The maximum recorded wind speed was from the southeast a...



  19. Station sign

    Snapshot Title: Station sign
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Exit Glacier SNOTEL
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    This installation measures snow, rain, and temperature...



  20. Cobble and boulders

    Snapshot Title: Cobble and boulders
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Paradise Creek
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Cobbles and boulders make up much of Paradise Creeks sediment load.



  21. Anchor Glacier

    Snapshot Title: Anchor Glacier
    Taken by: SW_Alaska_Network

    Image: Northwestern Lagoon
    Image Owner: SW_Alaska_Network



    Description:

    Anchor Glacier terminus