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Alpine Tundra, Eagle Summit, Alaska by Chris Fastie

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Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
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1.49 Gigapixels
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Date added
Jun 28, 2011
Date taken
Jun 24, 2011
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The top of Eagle Summit is 4,000 feet above sea level, and 1,000 feet above treeline. Although nothing can grow taller than the winter snowpack in this harsh environment, there is relatively high species diversity, especially where the ground stays damp as in the foreground of this view. The rocks and bare soil were not exposed by erosion, but were pushed out of the ground by frost action. Periglacial geomorphic movement still operates here, but some of the sorted stone patterns are probably relicts of the Pleistocene. Eagle Summit is in the White Mountains about 100 miles northeast of Fairbanks, AK.

The plant identifications in my snapshots are made by one who considers taxonomy to be more of a sport than a science. Feel free to challenge my calls.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1492 megapixels (60612 x 24632 pixels)
Input images: 420 (28 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 137.9 degrees wide by 56.0 degrees high (top=9.6, bottom=-46.4)
Settings:
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 28.3 to 50.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 13.1 to 24.4 percent
Computer stats: 3535.83 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 49:12 (7.0 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 27:30, Projection: 3:13, Blending: 18:30
(Preview finished in 33:35)

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