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Color Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) image of Devils Tower in Wyoming
October 18, 2016

Devils Tower - Unmanned Aircraft System

This image of Devils Tower National Monument was created by combining elevation data and a digital photograph, captured over the landmark the same time by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in 2016.

View of a river where two banks meet in the middle.
October 6, 2016

Nature's Balance — Schwabacher's Landing

This was an early morning capture as the sun was rising at Schwabacher's Landing, Wyoming. The heavy cloud cover shielded the Grand Tetons from full view, but as we sat there, a small sliver of the mountains peeked through the clouds just long enough to take a few shots. In this shot, you can see two banks of the Snake River converging in the center and pointing toward the

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A view of the Grand Tetons over a grassland area.
October 4, 2016

Grand Tetons

A shot taken from the walkway behind the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. 

(From NPS site) Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929; Jackson Hole National Monument was created in 1943. The two units were combined to become the present Grand Teton National Park in 1950. The park is 45 miles in length from north to south, 26 miles

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Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming
September 17, 2016

Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming

Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming

Photograph of north and eastern rim of Turbid Lake explosion Crater
August 31, 2016

Photograph of north and eastern rim of Turbid Lake explosion Crater

Photograph of north and eastern rim of the 9400-year-old Turbid Lake explosion crater showing the primary explosion ejecta rim with a secondary explosion ejecta rim inside the lake-occupied explosion crater.  Many, if not most, larger explosion craters have multiple explosion histories and are long-lived hydrothermal systems. 

A Researcher Sampling Ancient Trees Emerging from an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Sampling Ancient Trees Emerging from an Ice Patch

Danny Stahle catalogs a sample taken from a Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicalus) that died ~5,300 years before present as conditions cooled and the ice patch expanded. 

A Researcher Sampling Trees at an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Sampling Trees at an Ice Patch

Lucas watches Danny Stahle catalog a sample taken froma long frozen Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicalus).

A Researcher Assesses Wood Condition at an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Assesses Wood Condition at an Ice Patch

Danny Stahle assesses the preservation of Whitebark Pine melting out of an ice patch.

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment
August 30, 2016

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment

Mike Jayred, Nathan Challman, Rachel Reckin, and Danny Stahle work to lift an section of ice core from several meters deep in the ice patch.

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch
August 30, 2016

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch located on the Beartooth Plateau, Wyoming. 

Prepping the Drilling Location in an Ice Patch
August 30, 2016

Prepping the Drilling Location in an Ice Patch

Field assistants prepare the trail and drilling location.

Researchers Break Near the Ice Patch
August 30, 2016

Researchers Break Near the Ice Patch

Craig Lee and a group of archeologist take a break and enjoy the scenery while standing over the coolers (white boxes) containing the ice core samples.