Tag Archives: Alaska

Contemporary melting of northwestern glaciers: A new paper by Wooster Geologists … and the ultimate finish of an Independent Study adventure

Wooster geology graduate Nathan Malcomb, now a scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, has just published an important paper with his advisor Greg Wiles in the journal Quaternary Research (affectionately known as “QR”). This … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Glacier

Blog Post By Jennifer Horton Lauren Vargo and I conducted our Senior I.S. field work in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a beautiful park in the small town of Gustavus, Alaska.  GBNPP is a gigantic park that covers a … Continue reading

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From the Desert to the Rainforest: Heading to Alaska

(Guest Blogger: Lauren Vargo) From the desert to the rainforest, several other Wooster geologists, Dr. Greg Wiles, Jenn Horton, and myself, traveled to southeast Alaska. The main goal of the trip was to investigate Adams Inlet in Glacier Bay National … Continue reading

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Alaska 2011

Guest Blogger: Sarah Appleton Wooster Geology takes its students all across the globe and this time they have traveled to the distant land of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (http://www.nps.gov/glba/index.htm), Alaska, for a better look at the sedimentation, ancient … Continue reading

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Non-stationarity in climatic response of coastal tree species along the Gulf of Alaska (Senior Independent Study Thesis by Stephanie Jarvis)

Editor’s note: Senior Independent Study (I.S.) is a year-long program at The College of Wooster in which each student completes a research project and thesis with a faculty mentor.  We particularly enjoy I.S. in the Geology Department because there are … Continue reading

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Thraspberry Thrashing

guest blogger: Stephanie It’s been a full week! On Monday, Justin (the captain) and Tom (captain of another boat who Justin was training for the Capelin) took all of us around to climate stations Dan maintains throughout the park to … Continue reading

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Beartrack Mountain

guest blogger: Stephanie On Friday Justin, Capt. of the Capelin, dropped Greg and I off at Beartrack Cove. We hiked up (straight up!) to the Repeater Station (used for the park radio station), where we set up camp and then … Continue reading

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Up to Alaska

guest blogger: Stephanie We arrived in Juno last night a little past 10 PM local time (that’s 2 AM for us…) after a long day of traveling, to be greeted by stuffed bears in the airport (awesome!). After spending a … Continue reading

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A Day on Pleasant Island

The Woo crew in front of one of the larger cedars we found. Today we took a skiff over to Pleasant Island to core some older cedars. Our guide and captain for the day was Wayne, an archeologist in the … Continue reading

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Cedar Adventure to Excursion Ridge

Kelly and Colin standing on one of the lower ridges near Excursion Ridge. Today we hiked up Excursion Ridge to collect yellow-cedar samples for Colin’s I.S. On the trek up to the cedar stand, we hiked up the road and … Continue reading

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