Nothing whatsover to do with repositories

Nothing like a satellite-eye view of our planet to put the earthbound world of repositories into perspective. Just the thing for a Friday afternoon as the end of the project draws ever closer…

(click on the image for more)

Satellite image of the Bear Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula along the Gulf of Alaska

Satellite image of the Bear Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula along the Gulf of Alaska

Advertisements

2 Responses to Nothing whatsover to do with repositories

  1. Nick says:

    Though these images I think are taken from earthobservatory.nasa.gov where you can search (and download) hundreds of images or browse by category or year and I can’t help wondering what sort of retrieval system they are stored in and what metadata is associated with specific images. Tragic really.

  2. kurt dunbar says:

    The photograph though stunning is not Bear Glacier. The glacier pictured is calving large bergs into whatever body of water it is terminating into. Bear Glacier, like 80% of all glaciers, is losing ice and has been not been a tidewater glacier for decades. I have fond memories of gorging myself on wild strawberries growing in the broad meadows that separate Bear Glacier from the mouth of Resurrection Bay, Alaska.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: