ON THE TRAIL OF THE GLACIER – ALASKA 2013, THE THIRD EXPEDITION IS ABOUT TO START

Muir-glacier-1893July 22nd will start the next expedition of the project “On the trail of the glaciers”. The team, composed of glaciologist, photographers, alpinists and a TV troop, is this time heading to the Alaska’s glaciers.

Alaska hosts the bigger number of mountain glaciers of the world, 75.000 km2 (data from USGS – US Geological Society), about 35 times more than the Alps.

The cold climate, the abundant rain and the unique glaciers conformation, make this territory particularly interesting also from a scientific point of view.

For this expedition, which will take place in the Glacier Bay National Park, Macromicro Association established collaborations with well-known research institutes. In particular with the National Snow and Ice Data Center of Boulder, Colorado, that ménage the world archive of glaciers’ photos and scientific data, and with the Comitato Glaciologico Italiano, which from 1895 promotes and coordinates research in the glaciology field in Italy.

Not to underestimate the partnerships with the American Embassy in Rome, with Italian Embassy in Washington and with important Italian institutions which support the projects since the beginning.

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