Event Type
Field Training and Schools
Event Dates
2024-06-07 - 2024-06-17
McCarthy, Alaska

The University of Alaska (UAF) has organized bi-annual summer schools in glaciology since 2010 open to graduate students in glaciology around the world. The course scheduled for 2020 and then postponed to 2021 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is held at the Wrangell Mountains Center in McCarthy, Alaska.

The course is intended to provide glaciology graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology. Key topics include, but are not limited to:

(Note that not all topics may be covered depending on instructor availability)

  • Remote sensing in glaciology
  • Glacier mass balance and glacier meteorology
  • Glacier dynamics, thermodynamics, surging and tidewater glaciers
  • Ice-sheet modeling, Inverse modeling
  • Glacier hydrology
  • Glacier geomorphology
  • Current research frontiers in glaciology

A focus will be on modeling, quantitative glaciology and remote sensing.

The summer school is open to 28 graduate students worldwide targeting primarily (but not exclusively) early stage PhD students.

Application deadline: 10 January 2024.


Andy Aschwanden, Ed Bueler, Mark Fahnestock, Regine Hock, Martin Truffer (UAF)
Karen Alley (University of Manitoba), Gwenn Flowers (Simon Frazier University), David Rounce (Carnegie Mellon)
Guest lecturers: Mike Loso (National Park Service)