Repeat Photography and Glacial Shrinkage in Glacier National Park (Summary)

During the first part of my research, I read numerous scholarly articles, books, and other sources to learn about the history of Glacier National Park and how it will be influenced by climate change.

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Repeat Photography and Glacial Shrinkage in Glacier National Park (Update 2)

I have now been in Montana for a few days, and I have finished taking photos for my repeat photography (see my last post for the photos I am recreating). For the duration of my trip, visibility has been hampered by wildfires. Saturday night, three wildfires started in Glacier National Park, and they have further reduced visibility and caused a major closure in the park.

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Repeat Photography and Glacial Shrinkage in Glacier National Park (Update 1)

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on the first stage of my project—preliminary research. My main focuses have been on Ansel Adams’s photography in Glacier National Park, repeat photography, climate change and glacial shrinkage, and climate change’s impacts on glacial tourism. The next stage of my research will be my trip to Glacier National Park in August.

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Ansel Adams’s Photography and Glacial Shrinkage in Glacier National Park

Glaciers are melting due to climate change, and with my project, I want to learn about how glacial melting has impacted tourism. I selected Glacier National Park for my research because it is one of the most frequently visited American national parks, and it will be an interesting case study for glacial shrinkage. Through my research I hope to learn how climate change influences people’s motivations for visiting Glacier National Park. I will also examine Ansel Adams’s photography in the park because modern differences in park landscapes reflect climate change (especially with glacial shrinkage).

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