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Published January 1949 | Published
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Status report of glaciological work on the Seward ice field, Yukon Territory


Thanks to generous support from the American Alpine Club Research Fund, the Office of Naval Research, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the California Institute of Technology, our group was able to capitalize upon the excellent opportunity for glaciological research offered by Walter Wood's "Project Snow Cornice." The glaciological party, consisting of Maynard M. Miller, George P. Rigsby, Bernard O. Steenson, F. Beach Leighton and R. P. Sharp, ventured forth with high hopes, ambitious plans, and much equipment. The fact that some of the high hopes and ambitious plans failed to materialize during the summer on the Seward Ice Field was disappointing but not surprising. It must be recognized that the summer's work was well worth while if for nothing more than the information it provided as to what can and should be done in the way of future glacier studies in this area.

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© 1949 American Alpine Club.

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