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120710 - Churchill Arctic Ecology - Goose Creek -Amanda by aboyd07

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2.19 Gigapixels
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Date added
Jul 30, 2012
Date taken
Jul 10, 2012
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-Weather was bright, and sunny with few clouds and HOT
-There was only a slight breeze (slight branch movement)
-Sampled at site from 3:30-5:45 PM
-Area much sandier than anywhere else we’ve been, particularly near the road
-Found an adorable little vole!
-Lots of Willow, Scrub Birch, Dwarf Labrador Tea, White Spruce and Tamarak dominating the area
-About 10% ground cover was dead woody debris
-Formica wasthe most conspicuous ant genre; found beneath dead branches and inside dry rotting logs
-Huge Tabanid presence, but not so many mosquitoes presence
-Lots of Anisopterans flying around with just as many students chasing them
-Bus tire popped…the other 10 people not in the Gigapan are likely behind the bus in it’s shade, which is where everyone ended up near the end of our time there
-Noticeably less lichen compared with the Greig 1 (Cap Merry) and 2 (Churchill welcome sign) sites
-A few Lepidopterans (what I suspect are Greenland Sulfurs)
-Myrmica were found here, one of only a few sites (2?) they have been found this trip so far
-Some wildflowers found were Purple Paintbrush, Dandilion (Common?), Lady’s Slipper and Hedysarum


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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2191 megapixels (92056 x 23808 pixels)
Input images: 588 (42 columns by 14 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 93.1 degrees high (top=32.1, bottom=-61.0)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.00828 c2=-0.00393
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G12
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-10 16:21:36 - 2012-07-10 17:00:44
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.001 - 0.00125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 34.0 to 67.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 35.9 to 98.5 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:23:57 (15 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 43:52, Projection: 16:14, Blending: 1:23:50
(Preview finished in 1:13:47)

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