“A Sea of Ice and Snow”

This is the third in a series of conversations between University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysicists Carl Benson and his former student and now colleague and friend Matthew Sturm. As earlier conversations made clear, Carl’s work in Greenland took place during rising tensions in the Cold War between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. But his epic transects of the ice sheet in the mid-1950s are foundational to climate change research today.

I also want to mention that Matthew has a new book out from UA Press – A Field Guide to Snow.

Finally, award-winning author Frank Soos regularly reviews worthy reads, and this episode he looks at two novels by Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer and The Committed.

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