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Snapshots

  1. Sorted stones

    Snapshot Title: Sorted stones
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Kite view of Alpine Tundra, Murphy Dome, AK
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    Frost action has pushed these rocks to the soil surface. The rich lichen cover on the rocks indicates that they have been at the surface for hundreds of years. Much of the stone sorting in this area ...



  2. Metasandstone

    Snapshot Title: Metasandstone
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Kite view of Alpine Tundra, Murphy Dome, AK
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    Frost cracking produces a continuous supply of rock fragments which keep the nearby soil poor and stoney. The raised mound around the outcrop gets blown free of snow, so only very low-growing plants ...



  3. Patterned ground

    Snapshot Title: Patterned ground
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Kite view of Alpine Tundra, Murphy Dome, AK
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    I think frost boils probably prevent shrub birch from maintaining full cover here.



  4. Tripod location

    Snapshot Title: Tripod location
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Kite view of Alpine Tundra, Murphy Dome, AK
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    This is where the GigaPan imager was for this gigapan: gigapan.org/gigapans/80659/