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 By Molly Rettig    Main News    October 23, 2013

Measuring glacier wastage in Alaska

Every summer, Alaska’s glaciers melt and send vast quantities of water gushing through silty gray rivers, past towns and villages and finally into the sea. Some glaciers calve directly into the...

 
 By Molly Rettig    Main News    June 5, 2013

Measuring glacier wastage in the Alaska Range

Every summer, Alaska’s glaciers melt and send vast quantities of water gushing through silty gray rivers, past towns and villages and finally into the sea. Some glaciers calve directly into the...

 
 By Molly Rettig    Main News    May 22, 2013

The Art of Ice Coring: Scientifically and physically challenging

The trick to getting a good ice core is to drill straight down into the sea ice, continually clear the slush gurgling up from the ocean, correctly reassemble the core fragments on the tray, take its...

 
 By Molly Rettig    Main News    May 8, 2013

Supercomputers to study Alaska's earthquakes

Red and blue waves triggered by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rippled outward from the Anchorage area and fizzled out after 45 seconds. Except in Cook Inlet basin, where the waves were trapped for another half-minute, bouncing back and forth, up and...