Roundup: Dangerous Peak, NASA Mapping, Lady Bootleggers

Glacier Peak for Volcano Monitoring

“EVERETT, Wash. — The U.S. Geological Survey has decided to keep a closer eye on the slumbering giant in Snohomish County’s wild, scenic back yard. A new study in underway for Glacier Peak, one of the most dangerous but least monitored volcanoes in the country. Scientists are working to map Glacier Peak and the valleys and peaks to the west — about 482 square miles total — using Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR.”

Read more at Oregonlive.


Glacier Mapping by NASA

“Jakobshavn Glacier is of interest because it is the fastest-moving glacier in the world and drains about 7.5 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Having a map of Jakobshavn’s bed has been a long-time goal of glaciologists. Byrd Glacier is also moving faster than average, but unlike many other glaciers, has been sounded in the past. Researchers mapped a previously unknown trench beneath Byrd Glacier and found that depth measurements from the 1970s were off by as much as a half mile in some places.”

Read more at PHYS.


Women in Glacier Park

“It may have been a man’s world in these parts more than a century ago, but Glacier’s history is also populated by some adventuresome and fascinating females. Bootlegger Josephine Doody may be the best known to locals, but the moonshine maker was hardly alone.”

Read more at Missoulian.