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LeConte Glacier field work continues for second year


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R/V Steller at work in LeConte Bay

Researchers from the University of Alaska Southeast and Oregon State University have returned to Petersburg to continue fieldwork at LeConte Glacier to gain a better understanding of how tidewater glaciers interact with the ocean and how the ocean interacts with the glacier.

This is the second and final year of fieldwork for collecting data from both below the bay and above the bay, where time-lapse cameras record glacial movement throughout the year.

Jasmine Nahorniak holds a Masters Degree in Oceanography and is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University. "I do a lot o...

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