Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture Series
Friday, February 26th, 2021
February 26 at 7pm AKST
The Hidden History of Avalanches: Using Tree-Rings to Reconstruct Avalanche Events in SE Alaska
Snow avalanches are a hazard to humans, transportation corridors, and infrastructure in southeast Alaska—and they also act as ecological landscape-changing disturbances. Join scientists Eran Hood of UAS and Erich Peitzsch of USGS as they present their research on using tree rings to develop an avalanche chronology for six avalanche paths in the Juneau area. This work provides insights into the frequency of large magnitude avalanches and contributory factors.
The 2021 Fireside Series has gone virtual! Lectures will be shared on the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Facebook page, followed by a live Q&A session. For more information, check our Facebook page @MendenhallGlacierVC or call 907-789-0097
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Light Rain and 40 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are from the East at 17.3 gusting to 26.5 MPH (15 gusting to 23 KT). The pressure is 997.8 mb and the humidity is 77%. The wind chill is 31. Last Updated on Mar 5 2021, 1:53 pm AKST.