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011 Glacial History of the Athabasca Glacier

This week we look at weather predictions for this winter, illegal use of photography drones in the mountain parks and finally, hear a presentation on the glacial history of the Athabasca Glacier by Dr Brian Luckman.

Story 1 – Winter Weather Predictions

I look at some of the predictions for this year’s winter weather. We’ve had a few very mild winters now but the change towards La NiƱa conditions may shake that up with higher than average snowfalls.

Story 2 – Leave Your Drones at Home

Camera drones are becoming more and more popular in the mountains and this year saw a dramatic increase in illegal use of these devices in the mountain parks. Drones are illegal in both the national and Alberta’s provincial parks and can result in hefty fines. Please leave your drone’s at home

Story 3 – Dr. Brian Luckman on the glacial history of the Athabasca Glacier

Dr. Brian Luckman has been studying the Athabasca Glacier for the past 50 years. He has pioneered new ways of studying the history of mountain glaciers using tree rings and even lichen growth. This is a portion of a presentation that he gave at the Jasper Museum in September and is reproduced with permission.