Glaciers cover over one-fifth of the land of Southeast Alaska, shaping the landscape, water systems, plant and animal communities, and culture. The Juneau Icefield is the fifth largest expanse of ice and snow in the northern hemisphere. ACRC researchers study the processes of this pivotal and rapidly changing environment to understand its impacts on people and ecology.
Glacial Outburst Floods
ACRC supports ongoing work in Suicide Basin near Juneau to develop new methods to understand and predict glacial outburst floods.