Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years Department of Geography and Planning. His research in those regions will be bolstered by a five-year, $494,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
He will study the meteorology and climatology of precipitation in the Andes Mountains and install new monitoring stations at the Quelccaya Ice Cap located outside Cusco, Peru, and Chacaltaya, a mountain peak some 20 miles outside La Paz, Bolivia, at the site of a glacier that disappeared in 2009.