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Press Release 16-101

NSF, NGA release first unclassified digital elevation models of Alaska

High-resolution maps, issued in support of White House Arctic initiative, will aid researchers in studying range of issues, including effects of climate change

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A digital elevation model of the 425-mile-long Koyukuk River.

The winding Koyukuk River in Western Alaska is a 425-mile-long tributary of the Yukon River. The digital elevation models show the unique boreal forest vegetation patterns that surround the river region in greater detail than ever before, bringing the unique Arctic landscape into focus.

Credit: NSF / NGA


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Wolverine Glacier in the mountains of south-central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Wolverine Glacier is a valley glacier in the coastal mountains of south-central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.

Credit: NSF / NGA


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