UMaine research featured in media about New Zealand glaciers
Phys.org, The Scoop and Meteorological Technology International highlighted research conducted in part by the University of Maine, in collaboration with New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Victoria University of Wellington, Lincoln University and GNS Science, about moraines in New Zealand. Moraines are the sediment and boulders dropped by retreating glaciers as the ice melts. The piles of debris can give critical insights into Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate history. The researchers are trying to work out why and when the glaciers disappeared using a combination of mapping with drones and LIDAR linked with cosmogenic isotope dating of boulders to build a picture of landscape evolution and show when the glaciers were present and how they retreated over millennia.