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Kristine Crossen

Kristine Crossen, Ph.D.

Emerita Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
kjcrossen@alaska.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Washington
  • M.S., Quaternary Studies, University of Maine
  • B.A., Geology and Anthropology, University of Southern Maine

Research Interests

 Dr. Crossen conducts research in the field of glacial geology and geoarcheology. She has conducted research in the following areas: 

  • The Holocene history of the Bering Glacier-Alaska 
  • The Little Ice Age Chronology and Dynamics of Portage Glacier-Alaska 
  • Little Ice Age History of the Spencer-Blackstone 
  • Ice Complex Kenai Mountains-Alaska, the deposition of Pleistocene glaciomarined deltas in Southern Maine 
  • Neotectonics of uplifted glacial marine deltas in coastal Maine 

In the field of geoarcheology, Dr. Crossen has studied the following: "Broken Mammoth Early Man Site" within Delta, Alaska Holocene Mammoths from Qagnax Cave of Pribilof Islands, Alaska. 

Publications

Crossen, K.J., and Lowell, T.V., 2010, Holocene History Revealed by Post-surge Retreat: Bering Glacier Forelands, Alaska, in Shuchman, R.A., and Joshberger, E.G., eds., Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier: Geological Society of America Special Paper 462, p. 235-250, doi:10.1130/2010.2462(12).

Crossen, K.J., and Noyles, C., 2010, The Raw Beauty of Bering Glacier, in Shuchman, R.A., and Joshberger, E.G., eds., Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier: Geological Society of America Special Paper 462, p. 1-12, doi: 10.1130/2010.2462(01).