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Until the Next Ice…

It seems like yesterday that we all came together from all over the world for this International Summer School in Glaciology. The village of McCarthy and the Wrangell Mountains Center have been gracious and amazing hosts, and many thanks go … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: Hearing the Ice

Imagine a valley filled with ice, from wall to wall, miles wide.  This is a photograph that I took of the Taku Glacier in Alaska when I first saw it, from an airplane: What’s underneath all that ice?  How deep … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: Ice Forecasts

The weather reports you watch on TV come from people who take measurements of today’s weather, and then let computers predict how it is going to change in the next few days. I do the same thing for the Juneau … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: Model Glaciers

What do you think of when you hear someone say “climate change”? Maybe you think of sea level rise, maybe fossil fuel usage, or maybe the future of polar bears. I think of computer modeling. The idea of computer modeling … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: Seeing Underneath a Glacier

When you see the Greenland Ice Sheet for the first time, it’s very difficult to understand, intuitively, that it’s undergoing significant changes.  It’s enormous, and very still.  The nearest simile I can come up with is that it’s like looking … 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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