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Winter in the Yukon

Kluane Lake, Yukon

Credit: Polar View. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data processed by ESA

The Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) is located 220 km northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon, on the south shore of Kluane Lake in the top left of this 55 km by 35 km large Sentinel-2 satellite image. The Station sits on the traditional lands of the Kluane, Champagne-Ashihik and White River First Nations. It was established in and has provided support to researchers from across Canada and around the world since that time.

The extreme elevation difference between Kluane Lake and the crest of the St. Elias Mountains establishes a strong gradient in environmental attributes and results in a remarkable diversity of research opportunities within a small geographical area across the disciplines of glaciology, geomorphology, geology, biology, botany, zoology, hydrology, limnology, climatology, physiology, anthropology, and archaeology.

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