Introduction to 1977-1982 Brooks Range Research
Google Earth page: Regional maps of the 4 study areas and Landsat images are formatted to display in Virtual Earths, such as Google Earth and ArcGIS Earth. Zips of .kmz files are on this webpage. Download the zip, open the .kmz and the GIS layers will display in Google Earth. You can fade the map over the image. At each glacier there will be a posting with a ground photograph from 1977-1982 and physical characteristics listed. Publications page: Publications are provided as pdfs, links or references on this webpage. The goal of this 40+ year-old collection is to provide curious people easy access to papers that can be difficult to find and view for those outside of academia and research agencies. Shawnee A. Kasanke was awarded a M.Sc., University of Alaska, Fairbanks in June 2019 based on her Arctic-Alpine vegetation research in the Atigun Pass area, in and around Grizzly Glacier, under the guidance of Dr. D.A. "Skip" Walker, Director, Alaska Geobotany Center. The image on the Change Detection webpage shows Grizzly Glacier in 1978 and in 2017. The cirque glacier has melted away! Alarming, rapidly changing climate is documented by the glaciers in the Brooks Range.