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Two Pack Jack

climber
Yosemite, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 12, 2009 - 03:14pm PT
Hey all,
NPS has been trying to move toward better communication with the public and more transparency to help people see what we are doing here. Know that I am not an official spokesperson for the park... With that said, there is a new website that continues to be worked on, and I highly suggest that you check it out and click around. Here are some highlight for climbers:

*EDIT- if the links are messed up, I added the website directly...sorry for the confusion!

Geology:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/geology.htm

Rockfall:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/rockfall.htm

Air quality:
http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/data/current/index.cfm
Scroll down the page, find either the schoolyard unit or Turtleback, click the graph symbol to view all the MET data and ozone.

Webcams

Natural Sound Protection Program:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/soundscape.htm
Check out the podcast at the bottom, it is really good.

Nature and Science General:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/research-and-studies.htm
Lots of other data sets from research done by NPS (including GIS and other scientific data)[/url]


Enjoy! Let me know if you have any suggestions and I'll try to pass them along.
-Jack
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jun 12, 2009 - 04:58pm PT
that rock fall page is pretty sweet. i am going to link to it on the yosemite page http://www.supertopo.com/climbingareas/yosemite.html
Two Pack Jack

climber
Yosemite, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2009 - 05:17pm PT
Here is a link to the high resolution imagery of El Cap, Half dome, and pretty much the entire valley that NPS helped with/conducted last year. If you are a climber, you have to check this out. It is sick.

http://www.xrez.com/gallery/yosemite/xRez_yose.html
eKat

Mountain climber
BITD2
Jun 12, 2009 - 05:18pm PT
That guy narating/hosting the sound pod cast is Bob Roney. . . my interpretive naturalist mentor. . . he is completely AMAZING. . . if you ever have a chance to see his movies and/or interp programs - GO. . . and take a bandanna to hide your tears.

He's THE BEST of the BEST.

:-)

eKat
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 12, 2009 - 05:32pm PT
dude, link is busted for the rockfall.

argh
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jun 12, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
all the links are bad, Two Pack, you need to remove home from the url

for example

http://home.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/rockfall.htm

should be

http://nps.gov/yose/naturescience/rockfall.htm
khanom

climber
dirt
Jun 12, 2009 - 05:56pm PT
Indeed, the rockfall page is quite interesting. Wish we could get larger images for the '06 Half Dome rock fall at the bottom of the page.

This is particularly cool:


Two Pack Jack

climber
Yosemite, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2009 - 07:37pm PT
Also, if you see rockfalls in the valley, know that the geologist here tries to keep track of that. I believe (I may be wrong) that most of the data that you are looking at came from eyewitness reports. Perhaps we could start a forum post or an addition to the rockfall page for rockfall sightings in the valley and Tuolumne, because the people who are there too see the rockfalls usually don't think to tell anyone about them.
P.S. there was about 0.2 cubic meters that fell off NA wall that almost took my dome piece off last weekend.
I'll see if I can make a comment on the rockfall website to suggest the incorporation of an "eyewitness" posting section.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 12, 2009 - 07:59pm PT
thx for fixing the links



this ain't no disco son. if yer eyeballz pop out while watching the appliance sized boulders come down, that counts eh.

I don't see a blue dot on that side of the Captain.

all rights reserved on that image yo, no NPS appropriation without representation.
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