Monday, September 09, 2013

Photo: New ice core source forming on Lonnie Thompson fan John Paskievitch?

3 rescued after helicopter ices up on Alaska volcano -- Earth Changes --
Two researchers and their pilot were rescued Friday from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter's blades.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said the rescue came at about 5 p.m. Friday. The three were caught in a freezing rainstorm Wednesday evening. Pilot Sam Egli, United States Geological Survey geophysicist John Paskievitch, and University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Taryn Lopez were not injured.

John Paskievitch aboard the stranded iced-over helicopter.

2002: Scientists drill Alaska's depths for clues to climate | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper
"[Lonnie Thompson has] put this really solid climate history picture together from data collected from ice cores all over the world," said [John] Paskievitch, a seismologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory who's worked on ice-coring expeditions to Antarctica. "There are global climate issues and regional climate issues. ... To get the full global perspective, you need to get these data points around the globe."

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