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Alpine meadow restoration, Mount Abraham, Vermont by Chris Fastie

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Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
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0.29 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 06, 2010
Date taken
Jul 06, 2010

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Extreme wind and weather on mountain peaks in Vermont result in treeless areas above elevations approaching 4000 feet (~1200 m). These small areas support alpine tundra vegetation thought to be remnants of once widespread, post-glacial tundra. Heavy recreational use along the Long Trail, a spur of the Appalachian Trail which traverses the highest peaks of Vermont's Green Mountains, has reduced the area of the fragile sedge and low shrub communities on most peaks. On Mount Abraham (4006 feet [1221 m]), low stone walls, twine fences, and warning signs provide some protection for remaining areas of healthy meadow dominated by Carex bigelowii. Bigelow's sedge is common throughout northern North America, but is a rare species in Vermont where it grows only on a handful of treeless peaks.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.0963 (Windows)
Panorama size: 294 megapixels (47096 x 6248 pixels)
Input images: 135 (27 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 47.8 degrees high (top=4.2, bottom=-43.5)
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Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-07-06 15:00:28 - 2010-07-06 15:17:28
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 82.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 39.1 to 84.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 46.0 to 47.7 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 15:16 (6.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:04, Projection: 2:02, Blending: 7:10
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