Whenever it's a little chilly out, I have to remember when it was REALLY chilly out on at 14,200' camp 3 on Denali, overlooking Mount Foraker. I also never thought hot tea was anything special until this trip when just a small sip can warm your entire body thoroughly in 0 degrees. The shadow seen in this photo is from the shadow of Denali behind me at 20,320' and you can also see a snow castle someone must have spent a long time creating in the center. #explore#goclimb#getoutstayout#denali#alaska#cold
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living -Nelson Mandela🏔🤸🏽♀️🏔
As part of the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), our scientists are flying over Alaska and Canada, measuring the elevation of rivers and lakes to study how thawing permafrost affects hydrology in the landscape. This view of one of the great Arctic rivers, the Yukon, meandering through Yukon Flats, Alaska, was taken from our DC-8 “flying laboratory” as part of the Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days and Seasons (ASCENDS) experiment.
Scientists on the Air Surface, Water and Ocean Topography (AirSWOT) mission have been flying over the same location, investigating how water levels in the Arctic landscape change as permafrost thaws. Under typical conditions, the frozen layer of soil keeps water from sinking into the ground and percolating away. As permafrost thaws, the water has new ways to move between rivers and lakes, which can raise or lower the elevation of the bodies of water. These changes in water levels will have effects on Arctic life— plants, animals, and humans—in the near future.
Credit: NASA/Peter Griffith
This was my first time experiencing Alaska in the winter! My favorite part was that all of the lakes froze over and people came from everywhere to skate, ski, bike, or play hockey on it! Such a unique place and way of life ❄️⛸🎿🏒
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