Students Study Glacier Sciences on Alaskan Icefield

ccw…from Capital City Weekly

“Most Alaskans spend their summers soaking up as much of the seasonal warmth as possible, but since 1946 crews of icefield researchers have been doing just the opposite. The Juneau Icefield Research Project (JIRP), begun under the direction of Dr. Maynard Miller, has given students from all over the world the opportunity to study glacier sciences in nature’s classroom while trekking across the pristine landscape of the Juneau Icefield. Today, JIRP continues to train many of the world’s leading glacier researchers.

“Once a partnership is established, JIRP will undergo a process of elevating the its level of technology, including digitizing data records, developing geospatial information files to share with the worldwide science community, upgrading weather stations and accessing satellite imagery.”