Posts Tagged ‘Geology’
Denali National Park Road View Project
Denali National Park Road View Project

During the 2013 summer I created panoramic imagery of the 92.5 mile long Denali National Park Road similar to Google Street View, using a 360 degree camera system I made with four GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Cameras mounted on the roof of my 2012 Subaru Forester.

Stephen Reid Capps Project
Stephen Reid Capps Project

This summer I’m beginning work on a project reconstructing and mapping the 1916 and 1919 scientific field investigations of U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen Reid Capps in the Denali National Park and Preserve area of Alaska.

1915 Alaska Fieldwork by Stephen R. Capps – Part 2
1915 Alaska Fieldwork by Stephen R. Capps - Part 2

Stephen Reid Capps faced significant challenges traveling and conducting geology fieldwork in remote Alaska in 1915. Travel throughout Alaska at the beginning of the 20th century was limited by the general lack of road and rail infrastructure and typically required travel by foot, horse, dogsled, or boat.

Mount Redoubt Sunset, Alaska
Mount Redoubt Sunset, Alaska

Winter sunset view across Cook Inlet of Mount Redoubt Volcano (10,197 ft) in Lake Clark National Park from my home office window in Anchorage, Alaska.

1915 Alaska Fieldwork by S.R. Capps – Part 1
1915 Alaska Fieldwork by S.R. Capps - Part 1

For the 1915 summer field season, two USGS parties were deployed to the Turnagain Arm and Knik Arm region of Alaska. James W. Bagley led the topographic survey and Stephen Reid Capps led the geologic investigation.