Young Researchers Spend Summer On An Alaskan Ice Field

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Students dig a mass balance pit on the Juneau Icefield. (Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

Every year, dozens of young researchers take part in the Juneau Icefield Research Program just north of Juneau, Alaska.

For the past 70 years, researchers have been tracking the ice field — first, exploring the icy expanse, and now, tracking the rate that glaciers are shrinking.

Elizabeth Jenkins from Here & Now contributor KTOO in Juneau reports.

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Elizabeth Jenkins, reporter at KTOO in Juneau, Alaska. She tweets @MrsLizbethJ.

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