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An Antarctic Photo Album, Volume 2
by Dale Andersen

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Text and Photographs ©copyright 1996 Dale T. Andersen. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Terrestrial Lithophytic Communities - Battleship Promentory, Alatna Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys Antarctica 76° 55'S, 160°55'E

Last update: 16 January 1997

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[239, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory Field Camp

Remote field camp located at Battleship Promontory, Alatna Valley Battleship Promontory is one of several sites where Beacon Sandstone can be found.


[280, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory Field Camp

Another photo of our campsite during our studies of the microbial communities of Battleship Promontory.


[240, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory

Battleship Promontory is known for its large sandstone formations and numerous cliffs and pillars. The elevation is about 1800 meters above mean sea level.


[245, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory

Battleship Promontory is known for its large sandstone formations and numerous cliffs and pillars. The elevation is about 1800 meters above mean sea level.


[261, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory

Battleship Promontory is known for its large sandstone formations and numerous cliffs and pillars. The elevation is about 1800 meters above mean sea level.


[274, 47K, jpeg] Battleship Promontory

Battleship Promontory is known for its large sandstone formations and numerous cliffs and pillars. The elevation is about 1800 meters above mean sea level.


[276, 47K, jpeg] Polygonal Cracking, Alatna Valley

Polygonal cracking can be seen on the floor of Alatna Valley. These polygons are a result of freeze thaw processes in permafrost. The polygons in this photo have been highlighted by recent snowfall.

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