Posted July 04, 2019 10:37:53A national forest in northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains is a symbol of the ongoing fight against climate change.
And now a new study shows it could also be one of the best places in the world to see the sun rise in the middle of the night.
In an international study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists found that a group of trees in the Cherokee National Forest in northern South Dakota was the best place to see a sunrise at night.
The trees’ light reflects off the sun and creates an illusion of sunrises.
“The study shows that even when there is a strong wind and it’s clear, it still can produce a bright sunrise and a bright sunsets,” said study lead author Dr. Richard Hargrove, a forest ecologist with the Forest Service.
The Cherokees also have high rates of drought, which means that trees have a higher chance of getting damaged during storms.
The researchers used a computer model to estimate how often the wind would blow during the day, then calculate how much sunlight would hit the trees.
The wind would be more intense when there was no rain, but the sun was less intense.
“When you look at the trees, there’s a very, very low probability that there’s going to be a storm on a given day,” Hargrock said.
“The trees are very sensitive to storms.”
Hargrock’s team found that the Cherogers also produced a spectacular sunrise in the morning, and a spectacular sunset in the evening.
“A clear day in the valley is really an excellent time to go outside,” Haggrove said.
The team also measured how often wind gusts were measured on each tree.
When the wind was strong, the trees would move faster.
When it was weak, they would slow down.
The team also calculated how many days of sunlight would reach each tree during the first year of study.
In the second year, the researchers found that only two trees in each group of six were actually able to reach a full moon in the first full moon of the year.
That’s because the wind speed was so low in the summer, the wind only had a limited window to move the trees around.
Hargroves team also discovered that wind speeds varied depending on how far the trees were from the wind, and the strength of the wind.
“It makes sense that they would be closer to the wind than they were to the sun,” Hargey said.
The reason is that trees are often used for fuel in the forest, and they absorb a lot of heat from the sun.
“If you have a strong, powerful wind, then the tree is going to move more, and you’re going to get more heat from that,” Hagger said.
“But if you have weak winds, you’re just going to have to wait and hope that the wind goes away.”