Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Aerial Survey Expedition over the Mendenhall Glacier

Standard American Encyclopedia. Chicago:  Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc., 1939.
U.S. Navy Alaska Aerial Survey Expedition 1929.  Source:  contentdm collection.
Imagine what it must have been like to have done this kind of work in those huge flying boats back then!

Among other things, nowadays you'd have to fly further inland, as the glacier has receded 2.6 kilometers in the last century.  Progress is fine...

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