Partner Climate Scientists
- Greg Stock, Geologist at Yosemite National Park. As the principle geologist for a world renown park full of sheer granite cliffs, in close proximity to thousands of people a day, Greg Stock can be consumed by big stone. However, on occasion he gets out to the high alpine to study Yosemite’s glacial relics.
- Robert S. Anderson and W. Tad Pfeffer at INSTAAR, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Andrew Fountain and Hassan Basagic, Geology Department, Portland State University and their Glaciers of the American West Project
- Michelle Koo, CalPhotos at University of California Berkeley, Evolutionary Biologist and Biogeographer.
- Ricardo Villalba and Mariano Masiokas at CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina and their Glaciares de Argentina inventory.
- Andrés Rivera at CECs in Valdivia, Chile.
Collaborating Climate ScientistsEric Berlow, Ecologist at USGS Wawona Station Sarah Stock, Yosemite National Park Ornithologist & Biologist Connie Millar, Research Paleoecologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Scientists like Connie Millar, Paleoecologist from the USFS, use photographs to assess the retreat of snowfields, the subsequent encroachment of vegetation, or analyze tree cover density and fluctuations in tree line. She has observed very dynamic changes in the alpine, year to year. Snowfields and glaciers are some of the most rapidly changing physical features in alpine and arctic regions.
We scour the following national online archives to reach into the past for useful historic photographs. To help us know which communities are most interested, please search for and share useful photos in your local mountains.Glaciers of the American West USGS Photo Archive CalPhotos Clarence King Survey National Snow and Ice Data Archive National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
Hidden Villa Summer Camp-We’re working with Hidden Villa Summer Camp to bring 11 high school students into the Yosemite wilderness to expose them to a deeper sense of wilderness. On this journey they will learn more about how San Francisco intimately depends on Yosemite’s watershed and they will experience first hand and document how Lyell Glacier is changing in response to climate change.