Joel Harper

Associate Professor



Department of Geosciences

32 Campus Drive, #1296

University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812-1296

Phone: 406-243-5867

Fax: 406-243-4028




My teaching and research address the role of the cryosphere in the climate system. My work typically focuses physical processes in snow and ice -- fundamental knowledge for understanding connections and feedbacks between the cryosphere and the climate system.



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Digital Gallery





          Mount Blackburn, Wrangell Mountains, Alaska

   (10% of Earth’s land surface is like this – covered by ice)