Quest for the Oldest Ice on the Third Pole Underway

October 7, 2015
Researchers on a glacier moving gear

The Tibetan Plateau or Third Pole (TP) covers over 5 million km2 and contains ~46,000 glaciers. These glaciers constitute one of Earth’s largest stores of fresh water which feeds Asia’s largest rivers and helps sustain 1.5 billion people.

BPCRC Director Search Begins

September 16, 2015
Two tents with mountains in the background
BPCRC is seeking an extraordinary individual with vision who will provide the leadership necessary to strengthen existing research programs, develop research in new areas, encourage collaborative activities within the center and university, foster relations with current funding agencies (NSF, NASA, NOAA, ONR, etc.), and actively explore new funding opportunities. Other equally important expectations for the successful candidate are to facilitate outreach activities nationally and within the university and local community. Finally this individual is expected to maintain a vigorous and high-profile research program. The successful candidate will have an established national and international stature in a relevant Earth system science field that is based on an outstanding record of recent publications and competitive research funding. A faculty appointment for the successful candidate will be made at the appropriate level within one of BPCRC’s affiliated departments (e.g., Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science; Environmental Engineering; Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology; Geography; School of Earth Sciences). Additional information at