Baker Perry's ICECAP Project Funded by the NSF CAREER Program Well Underway

ICECAP weather stationThe Integrated Climate Research and Education: Central Andes Precipitation Project (ICECAP) is a five-year project that was started in the Spring of 2014 with funding from National Science Foundation CAREER grant program awarded to Dr. Baker Perry from the Department of Geography and Planning. ICECAP promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach activities designed to advance scientific understanding of the multi-scale atmospheric processes responsible for precipitation delivery in the tropical Andes Mountains.

In the summer of 2014, a group of students, 2012 NC Teacher of the Year Darcy Grimes, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Director of Education and Natural Resources Jesse Pope, Dr. Anton Seimon,  Alfredo Tupayachi of UNSAAC-Cusco, and the Perry family headed to the Cordillera Vilcanota in Peru for an 8-day education and research excursion. This was the first formal activity of the ICECAP project, and at the close of this experience (July 30, 2014), the Perry family stayed on in Chinchero, Peru through November 2014 for further data collection. Baker Perry will return to Peru July 2015 to continue the work on the ICECAP project. 

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Images and information provided by: Dr. Baker Perry and the ICECAP website


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