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Friends of the Pleistocene

Alaska Cell Annual Field Trip

Alaska researchers, UA faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and the public gathered in Juneau over Labor Day weekend for a Friends of the Pleistocene- Alaska Cell 4th Annual Field trip. Three days of field excursions visited sites that preserve important records of regional glaciation and climate change in northern Southeast Alaska

The trip was led by UAS faculty Cathy Connor & UAF-Geophysical Institute faculty Roman Motyka.  “The trip featured interesting Q localities located between northern Lynn Canal (Alaska Marine Highway travelers) to Tracy Arm (Allen Marine Catamaran sailors),” said Connor. Trip stops emphasized landscape, sediment, soil ice, early human history, and vegetation records accessible from the Juneau roads and trails system.

UAS student participants enrolled in GEOL 493 Quaternary Geology of Southeast Alaska will follow up  field trip knowledge throughout the semester.


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