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Tour one of Alaska’s best Glaciers with Dr Sarah
Dr. Sarah completed her PhD researching the Matanuska Glacier and offers 20+ years experience!
My company offers glacier walking tours for people excited to explore Alaska with a scientist. I have been working in Alaska since 1995 studying Alaska’s stunning glaciers, powerful rivers, snow capped mountains, and amazing geology.
I first came to Alaska to work as a teenager in 1995 on an internship program to support scientists studying Alaska’s cryosphere (glaciers, snow, permafrost etc). As a child raised in rural northern New England, I always felt happiest outside in the mountains, and most of all – I loved the cold snowy winter seasons. However, nothing could have prepared me for the stunning grandeur of Alaska! Each day I was more amazed by the beauty and scale of Alaska’s raw mountain landscapes with vast expansive ice fields and powerful rivers. During my first week I was determined to make Alaska my home.
After completing my academic degrees researching glaciers, snow, permafrost, and satellite remote sensing, I spent the next 20 years working in Alaska and numerous other countries researching the cold regions processes that shape this great landscape resulting in 59 scientific publications.
Recently (after becoming a semi-retired Alaskan) I started sharing my love for exploring the wonders of this land by taking people on tours to discover this great state with me. Come join me on a tour!
Other miscellaneous background details:
Completed my PhD researching the Matanuska Glacier
Received NASA Doctoral Fellowship during my PhD to apply NASA and DOD satellites for glacier hydrology predictions
Studied glaciers, permafrost, snow, hydrology (rivers and groundwater), and remote sensing (satellites, sensors, UAVs, etc) working in cold regions countries around the world
Generated 59 publications during my career
Published the glacial history of Matanuska and Knik Glaciers
Published findings about predictions of sub-glacial hydrology using satellites
Supported a team of researchers to investigate the impact of intense rain events on the Matanuska Glacier
Researched snow melt flooding in the Yukon Territory, Canada
Studied terrestrial and tidewater glaciers of Glacier Bay, AK
Currently also serve as the Park Geologist for the Matanuska Glacier Park.