These are two panoramas of the hills in the
Valley, North of the Alaska Range (in the background) during strong
inversions over Fairbanks. The appearance of the hills is
due to the optical effects of the temperature inversion. Mount Deborah,
the highest Alaska Range peak visible in these pictures, is toward the
right in each picture (use the bottom slider bar to pan both images).
the hills in front of Mt. Deborah in each. This type of mirage is
a Fata Morgana and is not uncommon in the Arctic. To find out more
mirages, click here.