Joel Harper

Department of Geosciences, University of Montana




Various animations from research projects



Inside a glacier (avi).Borehole video showing planar voids deep below a glacierís surface.


Basal water pressure(avi).Movie showing 10 days of water levels in a grid of 16 boreholes, ice velocity and surface uplift of Bench Glacier, Alaska.

Velocity field (avi).Whole bunch of velocity vectors surveyed by Tad Pfeffer and Brian Lazar at Bench Glacier.

Outreach (interpretive display panels)


Subglacial water (jpg).


These were made with Bill Kiger and the folks at the Alaska State Parks department and are installed at Worthington Glacier State Park, a Forest Service visitor center in Valdez, and in Alaska Railroad train cars.18 panels were done total.

Moulins and conduits (jpg).

Glacier motion (jpg).


Pictures from field work



††††††††††† > Typical conditions (jpg).

> Logger programming (jpg).

> Drill site (jpg).

> Another drill site (jpg).

> Heavy camping (jpg).

> GPR, Colorado (jpg).

> Traveling (jpg).

> Installing a GPS unit(jpg).

> Surveying. (jpg).

> Helicopter push start (jpg).


Fun stuff


- Forward double! (mpg).

- This guy is way better than me. (wmv).

- Not fun, actually(jpg).

- Flat water push loop. (mpeg).


Colin Storm Harper