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The Most Amazing Conference Poster Session Ever

Each student was asked to bring a poster to the Summer School, like the kind they would use to present their work at professional conferences. We set up a conference-style “poster session” for all students and instructors to be able … Continue reading

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The Plan and The Porphyry

This summer school will be intense – long enough to learn and experience a lot, but short enough such that instructors from all over the world could give their time and help lead the next generation of glacier researchers. The … Continue reading

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Power, Toilets, and Bears

When we first arrived in McCarthy, we got the run-down of how things work from the super knowledgeable and helpful Wrangell Mountains Center staff, which included rules and safety. If you want to visit or live in McCarthy, here’s what you … Continue reading

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McCarthy, Alaska

I am totally enamored. Or back in time. Or maybe both. After a spine-jarring two hour drive on a dirt and gravel road, we stopped at a bridge over a clear, rushing stream. The bridge is just wide enough for … Continue reading

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Climate and this Summer School: A Team Effort

Studying and understanding climate encompasses all of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). But these are broad categories, and it doesn’t do climate science justice to place all of the people that study climate in these four simple categories. In high … Continue reading

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Alaska: Beauty Above and Science Below

As we drove the 12 hours from Fairbanks toward Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (it took a bit longer since we stopped several times to take these pictures), we started to see more ice and more mountains, and already started to … Continue reading

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Ice and Mountains – Just the Beginning

I arrived safely in Alaska, and have started the journey from Fairbanks, heading into the glaciers and mountains of southeast of Alaska. I found a little bit of ice and rock in Fairbanks, but I can’t wait to see more, … Continue reading

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Florida and Alaska: A 5,000 Mile Connection

Anyone who has lifted a jug of water, or a cooler full of ice, knows that water, or ice, is pretty heavy. Now imagine the weight of a glacier sitting on land. How heavy must that be?   During past … Continue reading

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Getting There: McCarthy, Alaska

I’m told that getting to McCarthy, where the instructors and students will be staying during the Glaciology Summer School, is an Alaskan adventure all by itself. After driving 8 hours south from Fairbanks, it will take about 2 more hours … Continue reading

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New Alaska Glacier Adventure!

Hello again! After my “Lindsay in the Arctic” expedition last year, I am now embarking on an Alaskan adventure! The University of Alaska Fairbanks is holding an International Summer School in Glaciology, and I will be participating as the Instructor … Continue reading

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