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About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February it was International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Which is a UN Event apparently. To be honest my usual way of tackling gender imbalance in science is just to try and get on with being … Continue reading

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Khumbu glaciers outreach leaflets

In autumn of last year Scott Watson of the University of Leeds, and www.rockyglaciers.co.uk headed off again into the Khumbu for his PhD research, and he had the great idea to make a couple of  copies of a laminated factsheet … Continue reading

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Lewis Glacier of old

The other week I received a lovely email from Jens Kulbe, in which he included a photograph of the Lewis Glacier on Mt Kenya taken in 1971: Just look at it! Almost into the lake! I have heard legend of people skiing … Continue reading

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POP Greenland

Before you get excited about a music blog, this post is about adventure and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Sometimes people are impressed that I’ve often worked above 4800m in Tanzania, Chile, Peru, Nepal and Kenya, usually hauling heavy loads and doing … Continue reading

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Testing electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) on ice and debris

Exciting! A guest blog post from Dr Sarah Thompson who spent 6 months working with us here during summer 2016. Although it wasn’t even her main project while in Innsbruck, discussions about field data and confusing results meant that we … Continue reading

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Alpine glaciers in context

I live in the European Alps. People here are concerned about the glaciers in this region (e.g. this www.insideclimatenews.org article) and want them to stick around, for tourism, skiing, climbing, enjoyment and scenery, amongst other reasons. Unfortunately for those holding these … Continue reading

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JIRP presence at AGU

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual Fall Meeting later this month is one of the biggest earth science meetings of the year. This year the student research projects from the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) have each prepared a poster on their scientific … Continue reading

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Ngozumpa glacier runoff

In April this year, Costanza and I went to try and download some data from a water level guage on the Dudh Kosi Phanka and Nha, in front of the Ngozumpa glacier, operated by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. … Continue reading

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Sketchfab

Check this out – I can embed sketchfab visuals here on my website! We made 0.5cm resolution surface models of penitentes on the Tapado Glacier in Chile for our last paper in The Cryopshere. This is site B on Tapado … Continue reading

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Glacier mass balance infographic

Allie Strel is studying cartography and is one of the staff partly responsible for the student mass balance measurements of the Juneau Icefield during JIRP each summer. She has made this infographic of the Juneau icefield mass balance measurement program:

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