Juneau Icefield Research Program 2013
During my undergraduate years at UNC, I had the opportunity to participate in the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). As part of the program, students spend two months traversing the Juneau Icefield, where we practiced safe glacier travel techniques, had lectures on glaciology and related Arctic/mountain sciences, maintained annual measurements of the icefield and conducted a personal research project. During my JIRP experience, I participated heavily in the mass balance measurements and conducted personal research project on strain rates on the Taku Glacier. I had a fantastic experience on JIRP and would highly recommend it to any student interested in glaciology and/or Arctic science.
My participation in JIRP was funded by my Morehead-Cain Scholarship.