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August 5, 2019
Icelanders will soon install a plaque they hope people will read, long after those who bolted it to a mountain are dead. Near a withering glacier, the sign reads: Ok (Okjökull) is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier.
June 7, 2019
Standing on this smooth gravel shoreline, 15 miles
northeast of the town of Yakutat, you can tell something big happened.
A forest of dead trees encircles the shoreline.
May 30, 2019
Not long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, maybe written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count.
March 14, 2019
The relentless advance of Hubbard Glacier takes center stage in Yakutat, but the area surrounding the town is one of the world’s great examples of geology in action.
May 17, 2018
A Fairbanks scientist recently made an intricate new map of Denali while crisscrossing its summit a few times in a single-engine airplane.
October 16, 2017
By Sarah Sams MAGIC-DML is an international collaboration focused on mapping, measuring, and modeling Antarctic geomorphology and ice change in Dronning Maud Land. The team has one austral field season under its belt and is in preparation for another this coming December through February. The week of October 2-8 was dedicated to preparing for the upcoming field season and reviewing progress from the previous one. The week began with a three-day …
October 13, 2017
Life exists everywhere you look. Even on glacier ice, home to inch-long worms, snow fleas, bacteria and algae.
May 30, 2017
I realised how lucky I am to have observed the glacier in 1972/73 and to have photographed the glacier extensively then so that I was able to show to others one of the demonstratable effects of climate change.
May 29, 2017
The weather was still excellent for our final day for departure. I was tempted to stay one day longer but one should not tempt ‘fate’ even if the weather on Monday was going to be good.
May 26, 2017
First excursion in the morning was by Marcos and Olaf to Level II Finger Lower Cairn to measure its position using the Survey GPS. After that they moved to Level I Finger Lower Cairn to repeat the survey activity.