Well, as part of limiting my travel I don’t usually go to the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, but its always worth spending a little slice of time seeing what people are talking about in one of the biggest (maybe it is the biggest?) earth sciences meeting world-wide. Plus this year AGU is celebrating their 100 year anniversary, so there are some additional events and features.
The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), often encourages students to present their summer research projects at AGU. For example, in 2018 JIRP students/staff/teachers were involved in presenting 3 posters about the ice field:
- A51P-2444: Identifying the Water Source of the Accumulation Zones for the Juneau Icefield
- C33D-1599: Long-term GPS Glacier Monitoring of the Juneau Icefield, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada – this data is now available online!
- C31A-03: The Role of Black Carbon and Dust in Albedo Reduction and Radiative Forcing on the Juneau Icefield, Southeast Alaska (Invited)
This year, content from core JIRP staff and scientists is in the field of diversity and the exciting question of what the Taku glacier will do next:
- U33B-13 – Supporting Diverse Student Participation in the Juneau Icefield Research Program (Invited)
- C31B-1496 – Taku Glacier, Alaska: On the verge of a calving retreat?
Recent changes at the Taku Glacier terminus (below in 2019) can be seen in a comparison here.
The 2019 student cohort present their research project findings in team or individual posters:
- B23J-2543 – Variations in Snow Albedo Due to Red Algae on the Juneau Icefield
- C13C-1307 – Characterization of a Shallow Firn Aquifer at the Matthes-Llewellyn Glacier Divide, Juneau Icefield, Alaska
- EP31C-2282 – Outcrop-scale Estimates of Fracture Density Using Structure from Motion on the Juneau Icefield
- EP31D-2330 – 10Be Dating Constraints on the Deglaciation History of the Juneau Icefield
- C23B-1525 – Comparison of Inter-Annual and Long Term Trends in Glacier-Wide Mass Balance of Three Neighboring Glaciers in SE Alaska 1998-2018
And our research partners, to whom we provide logistical support present their findings in several presentations, a couple of which I have included here:
- NS13A-05 – Subsurface profiles of crevasses in the temperate Vaughan Lewis Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Alaska inferred from transient electromagnetic (TEM) data
- C22D-04 – Spatial and temporal mapping of local subglacial hydrologic conditions during an outburst flood at Lemon Creek Glacier, Alaska (Invited)
- S23D-0665 – DAS on Ice: Insights gained from deploying several kilometers of fiber optic cable on Taku Glacier, Alaska
Apologies if I missed something major, but theres a lot to look through – please let me know if you have an abstract that should be linked here because its related to your activities with JIRP!