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Where does an Earth Science teacher go to relax and explore?
To a braided stream to hunt for fossils and to check out ice formations of course.

Another view of the very cool Eriophorum or "cotton grass".
It is a dominant plant that grows in tussocks on the tundra.
They are an important food source for caribou and voles.
This is the view of the Brooks Range-specifically the Endicott Mt.  taken from the historic test plots above Toolik Lake
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Note the different depths of soil where frost action has squeezed up ise into a lens shaped mound.
Visiting Soil Scientist from China is an expert in tundra soils
The Lapland Longspur is a ground nester who lines it's nest with feathers.
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Camp Manager Rich has a float plane that he flies recreationally.  He takes off right on the road!
From the historic test plots one can just barely see the glint of the pipeline in the distance.
Dr.Mack hard at work measuring permafrost depth to bury resin bags.
Dr. Mack preparing to bury resin bags above the permafrost layer to detect fertilizer run-off
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