Geology Faculty on Ice
Faculty and students from the Department of Geological Sciences teamed up in a study of glacier sensitivity to changes in climate in the Swiss Alps. They used a combination of ice core drilling and ice penetrating radar to map changes in the physical and chemical properties of glacier ice across the confluence region of two glaciers: the Grenzgletscher and Zwillingletscher, Valais, Switzerland. Below are two videos of the drilling and radar work. The project was co-funded by the National Science Foundation (#0913107) and the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CHIRP GRANT).
This Field Research Trip was July 4 through July 17, 2011.