The guiding principles of our project are to investigate climate change in a way that is engaging, experiential, and useful. For it to be useful, we need scientists who can use the photographs this project creates to better understand how our world is changing.
Photographs from the ground provide a crucial complement to satellite data. Through ground truthing, our photographs help to verify indirect satellite observations of plant and rock cover. Since satellites have trouble determining the vertical change of glaciers, on the ground perspectives helps to assess the extent of glacier thinning.
Partner Climate Scientists
- Greg Stock, Geologist at Yosemite National Park
- Robert S. Anderson and W. Tad Pfeffer at INSTAAR, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Connie Millar, Research Paleoecologist with the U.S. Forest Service
- Andrew Fountain and Hassan Basagic, Geology Department, Portland State University and their Glaciers of the American West Project
- Ricardo Villalba and Mariano Masiokas at CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina and their Glaciares de Argentina inventory.
- Andrés Rivera at CECs in Valdivia, Chile.
Collaborating Climate Scientists
Eric Berlow, Ecologist at USGS Wawona Station
Sarah Stock, Yosemite National Park Ornithologist & Biologist