Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle

June 29th, 2009

Wooster geologists Terry Workman and Greg Wiles are joined by Alena Giesche (Middlebury College), Jessa Moser and Tom Lowell (U. Cincinnati) on Alaska’ Kenai Peninsula undertaking paleoclimate research. We are coring lakes in collaboration with The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to get a better understanding of climate change and precipitation changes since the Ice Age.

Jessa, Alena, Terry and Tom researching glacial retreat at Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

Jessa, Alena, Terry and Tom researching glacial retreat at Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park


Tom, Alena and Terry paddling the "The SS-Morass" to the coring site on Jigsaw Lake
Jessa (team geophysicist) spins up gear to image the stratigraphy below the lake and a sonar image of the lake floor
Alena archives another meter of sediment as Terry looks on.

Alena archives another meter of sediment as Terry looks on.

2 Responses to “Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle”

  1. Mark Wilsonon 30 Jun 2009 at 4:10 am

    Good to see you folks on the blog! This is what geology is all about. I look forward to more stories!

  2. Meagen Pollockon 30 Jun 2009 at 4:40 am

    Wow! The weather looks great, but that set up you have on the canoes seems a little risky. It looks like it works, though. Hope you don’t have any mishaps!

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