“Children are curious, and we want to make sure that they can enjoy that curiosity.” An interview with Richard Alley

Recorded July 26, 2019 Archived July 26, 2019 15:39 minutes
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Richard Alley is a professor in glaciology and loves what he does. He talks about gathering ice cores from Antarctica as an undergraduate, only to return for his PhD and continue the work. He’s measured fallout from atomic bombs tests and volcanic explosions, creating maps of parts of Antarctica. As he says, “my job description is to go to some of the most beautiful places on earth with some of the best people. Learn what nobody knows, bring it home and share it with people.” (Recorded 13 December 2018)


  • Richard Alley
  • AGU Narratives

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