Upcoming fieldwork to Juneau Icefield, Alaska

I’m really happy to say that I’ll be joining the Juneau Icefield Research Project (JIRP) this summer (2022), traversing the icefield with a whole group of amazing people. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to visit the icefield, and spend some time conducting research and teaching and training early career scientists over the icefield. I’ll be participating in Block 2, based around Camp 10 of the icefield.

Juneau icefield
Juneau Icefield traverse in Alaska. From: https://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201215270

Secondly, we have some funds from the Royal Geographical Society to conduct a remote field camp at a glacier margin. Lindsey Nicholson and I will be focusing on the longer term geomorphic record of glacier change. More details will come as we figure out the logistical details, but watch this space! We hope to keep field diaries so that you can see a little bit about what fieldwork on an icefield is like.

The RGS funds were awarded to me, Lindsey Nicholson, Jonathan Carrivick, and Bradley Markle and we’ll work with JIRP to conduct some exciting research this summer.

You can learn more about the amazing Juneau Icefield Research Program from the JIRP website and this American Alpine Club article:

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Science at Royal Holloway University of London, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the AntarcticGlaciers.org website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at www.antarcticglaciers.org/bethan-davies.

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