Digging a snowpit on Taku Glacier, in Alaska to measure snowpack depth and density
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The fledgling settlement of Fairbanks as it appeared in 1903. The buildings shown are likely those of E. T. Barnette's trading post.
Photo taken by Elisabeth Meyer in 1955, looking easterly from Second Avenue and Cushman Street. The now-abandoned Polaris Building, the tallest building in Fairbanks since its completion in 1952, is in the background.
First Family Statue near Visitor Center, Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks Visitor Center in Fairbanks, Alaska
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The Fairbanks area in winter, looking north. The Tanana River stretches across the photo south of the city; the airport is west of the city.
Baseball facilities at Growden Memorial Park
Fairbanks' Patrick Cole City Hall, originally constructed in 1934 as a school building, replacing a wooden structure which burned down. Known colloquially as "Old Main", the building housed classrooms until the mid-1970s. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District administrative offices occupied the building until the city government took it over in 1995.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, approximately 10 mi north of Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District headquarters
The newest bridge across the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, is the Veteran's Memorial Bridge, which opened in November 2012.
Aerial view of Fairbanks International Airport
Alaska Railroad train arrives at Fairbanks station
The northern lights just north of Fairbanks, Alaska
Ice sculpture in Fairbanks, Alaska

Snowpack forms from layers of snow that accumulate in geographic regions and high elevations where the climate includes cold weather for extended periods during the year.

- Snowpack

The snowpack is established by October 18, on average, and remains until April 23.

- Fairbanks, Alaska
Digging a snowpit on Taku Glacier, in Alaska to measure snowpack depth and density

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