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Hood Assists with Glacier Lake Outburst Incident

The incident released about 37 million cubic meters of water, enough to fill almost 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Photo taken from Mendenhall BridgeUAS Environmental Science faculty and department chair Eran Hood flew onto the Mendenhall Glacier July 21, 2011 with representatives from the National Weather Service and the City of Juneau Emergency Management Team to find the source of a glacier lake outburst flood from the Mendenhall Glacier. The incident released about 37 million cubic meters of water, enough to fill almost 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. The team assessed the potential for further increased flows in the Mendenhall River, and surveyed the flooding impacts along the river.  Hood was praised for his expertise and assistance to staff in a letter to Chancellor Pugh from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Hood’s aerial photos can be viewed on the UAS Photo Gallery.

 
 

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