A group of scientists and photographers from around the world are taking part in a research project to capture and document the beauty and majesty of one of the most dramatic and majestic landscapes in the world: a glacier in the Alps.
For the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey is offering an online class called “Grizzly Hills” that aims to give students a chance to take photos of a large, cold, snowy, and rugged landscape.
The class is offered by the National Geographic Society, a nonprofit conservation group that is devoted to preserving and promoting the scientific research, educational outreach, and conservation efforts of the National Park Service.
The course will be offered through the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a branch of the U:S.
Department of Defense.
Students will be guided through the steps of how to capture an image of a glacier and the science behind it.
They will also learn about the processes that occur when glaciers melt and flow.
They will also be introduced to the techniques of scientific photography and will learn about how they are captured, whether they are safe and how to use them.
It will be a challenging and exciting course for all of us.
The National Geographic Institute, which has hosted this class for years, said in a statement that it is the first in its portfolio that will allow students to experience the joy and majesty behind the glaciers in the area where they are taking their photos.
“The National Geographic team is proud to be offering this first National Geographic-funded photography course for students to explore the unique and magnificent landscape that is Glacier Gorge,” said National Geographic President David M. Grubbs in a written statement.
“The images we are sharing with students will bring new understanding to our understanding of the glacier, its history and the incredible beauty of the area.”
The National Geographics Society and the National Science Foundation are funding the project.
Glaciers are a part of the Northern Hemisphere ice sheet, which covers the entire continent of Antarctica and the South Pole.
They are a vital part of our planet’s climate, which relies heavily on their meltwater to melt snow and ice.
In 2014, a series of high-resolution images of the glaciers by the U of A geologist, David W. Sacks, helped shed light on the complex process of their melting.
He said they could not be seen from a certain location because the glacier “grows so rapidly” that it can reach speeds of up to 12 miles per hour.
Griswold Glacier in the United States, which is home to one of North America’s most beautiful glaciers, is seen in the background in this image taken from a helicopter.
Image: National Geographic magazineThe National Park System, the nonprofit that oversees the National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, said the class will help students “explore the beauty of Glacier Gorge and the fascinating science behind its formation.”
“Our students will be exposed to glacier photography through our National Geographic photo courses, which are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of photography, photography techniques and to learn how to document glaciers in their natural environments,” said NPS spokeswoman Stephanie Smith in a prepared statement.
Smith said the National Geological Survey has been working with the National Research Council, a research agency that focuses on the study of geology, glaciology, geophysics and the environment, to bring the Glacier Gorge photo course to life.
Grubbs said in the statement that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is providing funding to help pay for the class.
We are excited to partner with the American Geophysical Union to launch the National Glacier Photography Course, and hope that this is a model for the National Academies National Geography Center to follow, Grubbers said.