Mt. Rainier glaciers
Glacier / PNW

Mt. Rainier glaciers

This post is a start to links and information that I want to keep track of related to glaciers on Mt. Rainier. I will get to join the fantastic Partners in the Parks program again this year, with a plan to hike the Glacier Basin trail. I will also start planning for 2016 field work … Continue reading

Introduction to glaciers
Glacier

Introduction to glaciers

This summer a high-school student through the Seattle Pacific Science Center’s Discovery Corps program in the Track for Earth and Space Science Achievement (TESSA) is joining our UW glaciology group. Welcome to Chaja Levy! For the start of Chaja’s summer research project studying changes in Blue Glacier in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, I … Continue reading

Local ice
Glacier / PNW

Local ice

Ice in the Pacific Northwest is melting. Loss of our ice and loss of ice from most other glaciated regions of the world means that glaciers are retreating, snowpack reservoirs are decreasing, and sea level is rising. Global ice loss is a signal of the severity of global climate change. Local ice loss is a … Continue reading

Partners in the Park
Glacier / PNW

Partners in the Park

Friends of mine from University of Washington have organized another amazing summer opportunity in the Park, this time at Mt. Rainier. I look forward to contributing in any way that I can, and learning from this tremendous experience. Here is the description from their website: “Out of the forest at last there stood the mountain, … Continue reading