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35 Years at Bear Glacier, BC

By Matt Beedle Repeat photography tells a story.  Traditionally, the story that is often told is one of landscape change.  In the case of glaciers, the common story is one of melting and retreat.  While this story is captivating to me – particularly in regard to the amazing dynamism of glaciers (they’re alive!) – I’m […]

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Glacier Research History: The Beginnings of the Juneau Icefield Research Program

By Matt Beedle [NOTE:  A revised version of this post appeared on the JIRP blog.] In August and September of 1941, a team that included William O. Field, Jr. and Maynard M. Miller (amongst others) studied the glacier termini of Glacier Bay and the inlets and fjords near Juneau, Alaska (Field, 1942).  Field and Miller […]

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Bridge Glacier and the Life-Cycle of a Calving Glacier

By Matt Chernos [Note:  This is a guest post by Matt Chernos, a Master of Science student at the University of British Columbia.  Read more on Matt’s blog Bridging The Gap.  Thanks, Matt!] Bridge Glacier in the summer of 2011.  Photo by L. MacKenzie Bridge Glacier is located in the Pacific Ranges of southwestern British Columbia, […]

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