|Sea lions relaxing in Petersburg's harbor|
|At the entrance of LeConte Bay|
|LeConte Glacier, at the head of a narrow fjord|
|The glacier from our camp site|
|LeConte Glacier with Devils Thumb|
The reason for our work lies in the fact that LeConte Glacier was the site where a study by Roman Motyka has found that significant amounts of melting occur at the base of the glacier by warm ocean water. We have wanted to follow up this 2003 study for many years, but have been unsuccessful with funding. Due to a recent generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we were finally able to repeat this interesting work.
|The boat, lost among ice bergs|
|Some glacial geology: Striations carved into the bedrock by the glacier|