Photograph by an old friend, RPL
Hi there! Welcome to Rock Paper Glacier!
This is a site for enthusiasts, nerds, beginners, naturalists, or anyone who appreciates glacial geology. The main goal of this blog is to share information, fun facts, and photographs about glacial landscapes. Amazing!
All photographs and drawings are my own except where noted.
And who am I you ask? One friend refers to me as the rock doc, but you can call me Al. I’m a scientists who studies both glacial geology and glaciology, and sometimes I get distracted while hiking or driving because I stop to stare at rocks and landforms. I think glaciers and the landscapes they create are truly incredible, and I want to share what I love with you.
Heart shaped rock found on an ice-cored moraine in front of Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.
MY RESUME IN PHOTOGRAPHS
BSc field assistant in Antarctica (collected southern elephant seal molted skin and hair), Jan. 2006 (funded by NSF, photo by BH)
BSc field assistant in New Zealand (collected rock samples for 10Be cosmogenic dating of moraines), 2006 (funded by Comer Science and Education Foundation, photo by AP)
MSc 10Be chronology of LGM moraines in New Zealand, 2006-2008 (funded by the Comer Science and Education Foundation, photo by AP)
PhD Glaciology field and modeling work in New Zealand, 2009-2013 (funded by the New Zealand government, photo by BA)
S.T. Lee exchange in Fairbanks, Alaska, 2012 (funded by S.T. Lee, photo by MH)
Teaching tectonic hazards and GIS in Maine, 2013-2014
Post-doc: Modeling the last glacial maximum in Uganda (funded by the Neukom Institute, fieldwork funded by Comer Science and Education Foundation)
RPG Photography by A.M. Doughty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.