The Stretch

Co-Instructor, Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, 2023

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)

Topics Covered

Mapping surficial geology, including glacial geology; lake sedimentation; interpreting paleoclimate records; statistical interpretation of field data.

Course structure

  • 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.