Glaciology, paleoclimate, and surface mapping segment (Oct. 15–23) of a full-term field geology course. Field sites in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California, including Long Valley, Owens Valley, and the Mono Basin. Co-instructor: Prof. Meredith Kelly)
Mapping surficial geology, including glacial geology; lake sedimentation; interpreting paleoclimate records; statistical interpretation of field data.
- Field-based mapping, sketching, and interpretation.
- Student-led research and presentation on key local geologic sites.
- Interpretation of modern environments in the context of past climate, modern climate, and human land use.