Purpose of Expedition
To determine the chemical content of 80,000 year old water by analyzing ice melt on the Mendenhall Glacier. It was proposed by students that possible causes of current diseases (both cancers and infectious diseases that lead to chronic adverse conditions) seen in the human population are caused from chemical impurities in water.
Student Project
Duration of project
Locations Visited
Juneau, Alaska
Expedition via float plane in Southeastern Alaska to the Tongass National Forest and camping White Sulfur Springs Island, Tracy Arm Glacier Fjord, Mendenhall Glacier, Helicopter up to glacier to work with geologist. (link to expanded edition from National Geographic)
High Definition Video
Mark Birnbaum Productions
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