Here you will find quite a lot of my
photography from 2009. I consider this my primary archive site, and much
of the imagery here you can access in raw format. I retain full copyright
for all imagery found here, but you are welcome to view it and use it
for non-commercial, academic outreach use, as well as including it as
part of your own archival site. As these images are quite recent and still
in active use, before using it in your research, please contact the appropriate
PI. This photography was all funded through scientific grants; as the
science progresses, I hope to include some links that describe it, so
keep checking every few months.
There are a variety of ways to view
these files, and you can find a description of
them here. My suggestion is -- if you just want to check out the photos
then follow the Browse link, if you want to see where they are located
then follow the Small KMZ link to view thumbnails in Google Earth, if
you want to keep a local copy of the photos and access the full resolution
ones then download the Large KMZ link, and if you want to make comments
on them follow the Flickr link. If you want them all, there are several
ways to download the entire collections.
I havent made a 2010 photography page
yet, but I had a pretty successful art showing of my 2007-2009 photography
in March 2010, which you can learn more about here.
Air Photos Uploaded as of Jan
2010 is nearly all of my digital aerial imagery, but none of my large
format film imagery, from 2009.
13 May 09:
Yukon River Ice Jam near Eagle, AK
The purpose of this trip was to photograph the aftermath
of the May 2009 ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle, AK. The flood caused
by the jam wiped out much of the town and caused widespread destruction
of forests along the banks. This work was funded by the National Park
Service, largely to assess how, in future years, this deforested area
may help moose populations increase by increasing foraging opportunities
on the new growth.
Photo inventory of glaciers in Brooks Range
The purpose of this project was to create a photographic
inventory of all glaciers in the US Arctic. These glaciers are small and
in some of the most remote regions in North America. This photographic
work complements work that I am leading to assess glacier volume change
over the past 50 years. Specifically, we have made new topographic maps
through airborne lidar and airborne SAR over the past few years, and these
photographs will help us qualitatively interpret the changes we find through
these quantitative measurements. This work was funded through the National
Science Foundation and the National Park Service.
09: Fairbanks' lake methane bubbles
Here we were doing an annual survey of several long-term
study lakes in Fairbanks, trying to capture them after freeze-up but before
snow fall, such that we could study the entrainment of methane bubbles
coming from the sediments below. These images are still in active scientific
use, please contact
the PI for access to larger images or the missing lake images.
||Oct 09 Obliques
- Large KMZ
- ZIP of small JPGs
- ZIP of full-sized JPGs
- FTP DNGs
- View in Flickr
- Mission notes
Here is a casual gathering of some of the air photos above that struck
my interest for whatever reasons.
Gigapixels Uploaded as of January
2010, I have 2 of about 6 gigapixel images from McCall Glacier; check
back for updates. These were all shot with a Nikon D300 using mounts from
Seitz and Really Right Stuff.
Hanging Glacier. The glacier on the right side of the image used to
connect with McCall Glacier, which is seen descending from the left side
of the image. As both glaciers retreat and further separate, they leave
moraines behind which indicate their former extents. The red-colored moraines
on McCall Glacier, near the center of the image, were transported from
several kilometers upglacier, at a time when the nearly the entire valley
wall on that side of the glacier was covered by ice, about 200 years ago.
On the glacier, where can find several weather stations, a recent snowfall
covers the ice and makes the surface white instead of a dirty blue which
is typical for summer.
McCall Glacier Lidar. Simultaneous with the taking of this gigapixel
panorama, we had an airplane flying overhead acquiring lidar measurements
of topography. The multiple images of the aircraft you see in the top
center of this photograph is the same airplane flying a flight-line to
the south (away from us) and then to the north; the images are not a Photoshop
trick, each is a separate image snapped as it flew and then stitched into
it's proper location using the mountains as a reference. This lidar data
will later be stitched into a seamless mosaic, much like this image, to
create a topographic map of all of the glaciers in this region of the
Arctic, such that we can measure ice volume change by comparison with
previous or future maps.
Spherical Panoramas As of January
2010, I've only stitched and uploaded about 30 of about 100 spherical
panoramas from 2009; check back for updates.
As part of an outreach project for the Permafrost Tunnel in Fox, Alaska,
I created a series of about two dozen spherical panoramas for use in an
online virtual tour as well as prints such as the one above. You can view
the individual panoramas online here or find our
first attempts at a virtual tour here. You can download the image
above by clicking on it, and printing it out on your own plotter at 36"x20"
with 1" margin.
I brought a bunch of ice from McCall Glacier to NICL and took a few panoramas
while there. Millions of years of climate information are sitting on these
shelves. You can download this image by clicking on it to make a 36"x18"
with 1" margin to print on your own plotter, or view
them online here.