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Landcover change in Arctic Alaska: Observations through repeat photography

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2008

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McCarthy, Forrest G., 2008, Landcover change in Arctic Alaska: Observations through repeat photography: University of Wyoming.

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During June and July of 2006 thirty-two landscape photographs from three early explorations of Arctic Alaska were reproduced. The pairs of historic and contemporary photos provided the opportunity to observe arctic landcover change over fifty and one hundred year time periods. Qualitative photo-pair comparisons revealed: glacier and aufeis cover has decreased; lake and pond cover has both increased and decreased; observations of decreased river channel cover were more common than increased river channel cover; and observations of increased tundra, shrub, and tree cover were more common than decreased tundra, shrub, and tree cover. The character of these observations suggests a landscape wide response to observed changes in the arctic [...]

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