It's midsummer in Denver, and the city has been baking under a heat wave for a couple of months. But in one small corner of the sprawling Denver Federal Center campus in the nearby suburb of Lakewood, about a dozen people are bundled up in thickly insulated Carhartt jumpsuits, wool caps, scarves and gloves
By Daniel J. Vaccaro, Regis University Reproduced with permission fromRegis University Magazine, Volume 19: Issue 2, Spring 2011
Essentially, it goes something like this. The story of our world is written in snow. Or more specifically in the layers of deposited snow that fall each year in the high and cold places of the planet, which eventually compact into ice and form glaciers.