Science Nation Reports on Research by Kreutz

Science Nation reported on research by University of Maine paleoclimatologist Karl Kreutz in an article and video titled “Alaska mountain glaciers retreating due to climate change.” With support from the National Science Foundation, Kreutz and his team are working to reconstruct the climate history of the area around Alaska’s Denali National Park over the last thousand years, according to the article. The researchers are studying the relationship between temperature and precipitation rate, and the response of glaciers to climate changes, the article states. Kreutz said glaciers in Alaska could make a significant contribution to global sea-level rise in the coming decades. Seth Campbell, a UMaine alumnus and geophysicist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Abigail Bradford, an undergraduate student in the UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences, were also featured in the video.