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JIRP surface dust studies

I’m just back from JIRP, whch was once again pretty amazing. I encourage you to have a read of the students blogs, some are about science and others about the JIRP experience, but in either case they are an enlightening … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Juneau Icefield

Last year I prepared a post for the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) blog. In the end it was not published, as understandably its better to hear from students. I can also say that students write much more interesting pieces … Continue reading

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Fieldwork on Ngozumpa glacier

April and May seem a long time ago already, but it was a very busy time, with lots to report! For my current research projects, an international team of researchers headed off to the Ngozumpa glacier in Nepal. The team … Continue reading

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Khumbu Glaciers facebook page

While on fieldwork in the Khumbu Himal (full disclosure: in fact while sitting in the excellent Danphe bar in Namche), Costanza and I were chatting to local residents (the barman Jack and his friends) about the best way to disseminate information about … Continue reading

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What are ice sails, and why?

At the  recent European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly conference Geoff Evatt was interviewed about his latest work on ‘ice sails’. “What are they then?” I hear you ask. Well they are clean ice structures that protrude out of the surrounding debris-covered glacier. … Continue reading

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A small glacier problem?

Changes in glacier size are one of many options for generating a proxy record for climate. It basically works like this: A glacier adjusts its size and geometry towards a state that can be stably sustained by the prevailing climate. … Continue reading

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Langtang village before and after quake in April 2015

A year after the earthquake in Nepal, I just found this image pair by David Breahshears/GlacierWorks on the Himalayan Times webpage showing the near-complete destruction of Langtang village due to a massive landslide caused by the April 25 earthquake. Photos from … Continue reading

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Missing meteorites in Antarctica

Over the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to be invited along to a small get-together of applied mathematicians from the University of Manchester, seeking interesting earth science problems to tackle. These meetings are a lot of fun and make … Continue reading

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Vanishing Glaciers of Mt Kenya Exhibition Vienna

My colleague Dr. Rainer Prinz helped photographer Simon Norfolk in his cool photography project on Mt Kenyas glaciers by providing details of the former glacier outlines from our published work: Prinz, R., Fischer, A., Nicholson, L., Kaser, G. (2011) Seventy-six years … Continue reading

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UNIS spring glaciology course snowpits

Another year and another great opportunity to teach on the spring graduate glaciology course at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)! I taught the AG-325 (MSc) students for a week on the topic of glacier mass and surface energy balance. Great … Continue reading

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