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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Where Glacier Bay National Park reaches the Gulf of Alaska, the climate is mild and prone to significant rainfall. Glacier Bay itself, however, tends to be snowy and cold.


Astronaut photographs ISS047-E-119509, ISS047-E-119510, and ISS047-E-119511 were acquired on May 14, 2016, with a Nikon D4 digital camera using an 800 millimeter lens, and were provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The images were taken by the Expedition 47 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed, and the images were then mosaiced together to form a composite image. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Pola Lem.

Published September 11, 2016
Data acquired May 14, 2016

Source:
ISS > Digital Camera
Collection:
National Parks