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Color photograph shows a close up photo of a clump of flowers called Desert Paintbrush.
May 28, 2019

Clump of scarlet desert paintbrush at Flaming gorge dam

Desert paintbrush stands out against the yellows and browns of the desert by way of its bright red and fiery coloring. Desert paintbrush is a hemiparasite, and takes some of its water and nutrients from the roots of nearby plants. However, unlike full parasites, desert paintbrush can still
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This color photograph shows a USGS streamgaging station on a riverbank with a mostly cloudy sky overhead
May 24, 2019

SCREE passing USGS streamgage 09217000

SCREE passing USGS streamgage (station #09217000 - Green River near Green River, WY) shortly after launching from Expedition Island on May 24th, 2019.
Color photograph looking down on SCREE's first camp, with boats, kitchen, and tents in the foreground
May 24, 2019

Overlooking SCREE's first camp

Overlooking SCREE's first camp, on the banks of the Green River just above Flaming Gorge Reservoir (May 24th, 2019).
Color photograph shows the green river bordered by a tall rock formation.
May 25, 2019

Morning Fog while at Camp

Waking up in the early morning revealed a layer of fog that had fallen around our camp and the river. Fog is the result of water vapor condensing into water droplets that are suspended the air. Fog limits visibility and can prove troublesome when trying to travel, but we were in no rush to leave
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This color photograph shows a laminated paper Powell in the left foreground.
May 26, 2019

Paper Powell with Sagebrush desert in background

Paper Powell! Behind him is a sagebrush steppe environment. Sagebrush steppe is a type of ecosystem strongly characterized by the presence of sagebrush species, particularly Big Sagebrush, or Artemisia tridentata. Sagebrush steppe today is threatened by many factors, including the presence of
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USGS
July 25, 2019

Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox Lesson

An augmented reality (AR) sandbox is a 3D, interactive, dynamic educational tool to help understand mapping,
topography, and watersheds. It was created by Oliver Kreylos, Peter Gold, and M. Burak Yikilmaz and uses a motion sensor and computer software to map contour lines and colors based on the real-time shape of the sand.

Sunset view, looking west, at Turks Head campsite
June 30, 2019

Sunset view, looking west, at Turks Head campsite

Sunset view, looking west, at Turks Head campsite, Green River, Mile 21.
Sunset view, looking east, at Turks Head campsite
June 30, 2019

Sunset view, looking east, at Turks Head campsite

Sunset view, looking east, at Turks Head campsite, Green River, Mile 21.
SCREE flotilla in calm waters of Stillwater Canyon
July 1, 2019

SCREE flotilla in calm waters of Stillwater Canyon

The SCREE flotilla in the calm waters of Stillwater Canyon
Tess & Rick at Cataract Canyon "Danger" sign
July 2, 2019

Tess & Rick at Cataract Canyon "Danger" sign

Tess Harden and Rick Moscati (the USGS participants for this river segment) pose for a "selfie" in front of the "Danger" sign preceeding Cataract Canyon.
The SCREE team gathered around John Weisheit overlooking Rapid 15
July 3, 2019

John Weisheit scouts Rapid 15 to the SCREE team

The SCREE team gathered around John Weisheit overlooking Rapid 15. John Weisheit is a river guide who has made over 400 trips through Cataract Canyon. He is describing to the SCREE team the line to take through the forthcoming sets of rapids.
Paper Powell is posed in the bow of a boat relaxing upon calm waters and in the morning shade within the canyon.
July 4, 2019

Paper Powell enjoying calm waters after Cataract Canyon

Paper Powell is posed in the bow of a boat relaxing upon calm waters and in the morning shade within the canyon.