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Research Report (2006): Ice Age Glaciers And Precipitation Patterns In The Sangre De Cristo Mountains
January 2010 :: United States :: Sangre de Cristo

Kurt Refsnider, an AAC member and recipient of one of the club’s Research Grants in 2006, has had a paper on his research project published in the journal Boreas (October 2009). Refsnider, a scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in Boulder, Colorado, investigated the influence of different moisture sources on glaciers in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado during the peak of the last ice age. The AAC grant, along with funding from the Colorado Scientific Society, allowed Refsnider and colleagues to spend a month reconstructing and mapping the maximum extent of these long-gone glaciers.

Refsnider writes to the AAC: “Thanks again for providing the scientific community with these grants.  They’re a wonderful resource, especially for graduate students who can make a bit of funding go a long way.” 


A PDF is attached to this trip report.