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Andy   Bliss

Recently Affiliated in Geophysical Institute

Office:     Elvey 410c
Phone:   (907) 474-7679


Ph.D. University of California Berkeley;
M.S. University of California Berkeley;
B.S. University of Chicago

I came to UAF to work on a project studying the mass balance of mountain glaciers and ice caps worldwide. We're also interested in the runoff from these glaciers, because it is important for local hydrology and global sea level. As part of this work, I compiled an inventory of the glaciers in the Antarctic periphery.
A second major project is investigating the glacier mass balance and hydrology of the Susitna-Watana watershed in central Alaska.
My dissertation research focused on the ablation of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica.
I was also involved with an earlier project looking at huge icebergs that broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
My website has many pictures from my travels.