Alaska: Changing Glaciers — Changing Landscapes
21-28 July 2007 (8 days)
Type of Trip: Glacial Geology & Climate Change
Location: Southern & Central Alaska
Scientific Trip Leader: Dr. Bruce Molnia
Minimum Number of Participants: 10
Maximum Number: 25
Trip Cost: $2,700
Deposit Deadline: $300 June 1
The educational objective of the tour is to introduce participants to the unique, dynamic, and rapidly changing glaciers of south-central Alaska, including an examination of their role in triggering the landscape evolution of the area. Additionally, tour participants will be introduced to the spectacular landscapes and geology of the areas visited.
Scientific Program & Itinerary
Participants will engage in "up-close" visits to several dozen glaciers in southern and central Alaska, where they will get first-hand looks at their recent behavior and response to changing climate. Additionally, they will be introduced to the geology and dynamic landscapes of southern Alaska. The level of instruction will be suitable for both professionals and lay geologists to clearly understand the complexities of modern glacier behavior in Alaska. Several introductory lectures will be presented by Molnia to set the stage concerning current knowledge of glacier behavior and to prepare participants for specific sites to be visited.
Anyone interested in developing a better understanding of modern landscape evolution in response to changing climate, with an emphasis on modern glacier processes and behavior, will enjoy this tour. The trip will also provide opportunities to learn about permafrost and Alaskan regional geology. View detailed daily itinerary.
Who Should Attend?
Geologists interested in glaciology or climate change, or those studying to be.
Your Scientific Trip Leader
Dr. Bruce Molnia, US Geological Survey (USGS).
Molnia has studied Alaska's glaciers for more than 37 years. He has authored several books and authored or co-authored more than 100 abstracts, maps, and articles about Alaska. Molnia is currently conducting field studies in Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords National Parks.
Tour Fee, Deposit & Payment
Cost: $2,700 GSA Members & Spouses; $2,800 Non-GSA Members. Not a member? Join Today!
A $300 deposit is due by Fri, June 1. The remaining full balance is due by Mon, June 18, 2007. Please do not purchase flight tickets until GSA confirms the tour will run. Read flight info & cancellation/refund policy.
Included in Tour Package & Registration Fee:
- All hotels
- All museum, National Park, and other entrance fees
- Most meals
- All boat cruise tours (Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords)
NOT Included in Tour Package:
- Airfare to Anchorage / Fairbanks
- Some meals
For questions concerning the tour agenda
Please contact: Wesley Hill, GSA GeoVentures, , or 303-357-1005
For questions concerning the science
Please contact: Bruce Molnia, USGS,
Please contact Wesley Hill at GSA for any special needs that you may require. GSA is committed to making this program accessible to all people interested in attending.
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