AGP in Switzerland, July 2017

AGP members have just completed a short fieldwork expedition at Gornergletscher, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland. Channels of data including EC, discharge, reflectivity and stage continue to be collected.  In the below picture, Dr Neil Entwistle is seen negotiating the high mountain path above Grenzgletscher.

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Field Season 42 – Underway!

The 42nd field season of the Alpine Glacier Project is underway with data being collected at Gornergletscher. We currently have 6 channels of data rolling in, collecting an array of climatological and hydrological data on the hour, every hour. Logging equipment will run for the entire melt season adding to the long series of data collected in Zermatt.

As always, thanks are extended to Grande Dixence and Hydro-Exploitation for their assistance.

Gornergrat Bahn Glaciers
Glaciers reflected in the windows of the Gornergrat Bahn, 2017

Prof. D.N. Collins Memorial, Jan. 20, 2017

Inspiration, Teacher, Mentor and Friend

A memorial service was held at Peel Hall, University of Salford, on Friday 20th January 2017 to celebrate the life and work of Prof. David N. Collins. Friends, colleagues and students  from the past and present attended, as well as David’s family.

The full list of speakers:

Richard Stevenson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Salford

Dr Denise Rennie, University of Salford

Dr Neil Entwistle, University of Salford

Dr Oliver MacDonald, Expedia Inc.

Prof. Elizabeth Morris OBE, University of Cambridge

Professor Ian Douglas, University of Manchester

Wilf Theakstone, University of Manchester

Dr Andy Barrett, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Prof. Richard Kelly, University of Waterloo

Dr Phil Porter, University of Hertfordshire

Andrew Clark, University of Salford

Matt Johns, Johns Associates

Rob Gardner, Redington

Roger Wright.


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