latest news


Greentracs 2017 is underway! Bob, Gabe, and Karina have joined colleagues from Boise State University on an 8-week snowmobile traverse in the Western percolation zone of Greenland! Check out new posts on the GreenTrACS blog!


Ian Lee and David CS are deploying to Jarvis Glacier, Alaska, to deploy tilt sensors and run optical televiewer logs in boreholes drilled along the shear margin of the glacier!


David CS is on his way to the Antarctic for the third time! He'll be deploying as part of the South Pole ICE core (SPICE) project this season.


Erich Osterberg, Gabe Lewis, and Thomas Overly have returned from Greenland and a highly successful first year of the GreenTRaCs traverse! See the full story on Gabe's blog!

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Last updated 06.13.2016

Eric Lutz

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Eric Lutz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Glaciology Research Group of the Department of Earth Sciences. As a snow scientist with a broad interest in cold regions phenomena, Eric has conducted research in glaciology (University of Innsbruck), snow and avalanche science (SLF-Davos,Montana State University), and hydrologic and climate change modeling (University of Washington). His current research with Bob Hawley and Erich Osterberg aims to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of snow and firn on the Greenland Ice Sheet using a range of field and remote sensing methodologies. These studies will improve our understanding of firn densification and our ability to assess the impacts of climate change and variability on polar ice sheets. For more information, visit his personal page.

Office: 401 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-0514
E-mail: eric.r.lutz(at)