Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOL 374 - Glaciology and Glacial Geology 3 s.h.

This course begins with an examination of glaciers—their formation, movement, and physical characteristics. Then we investigate the effects of glaciation on a regional scale, with special attention to erosional and depositional features in northeastern U.S. We will spend time characterizing the kinds of deposits and associated landforms that develop under and at the edge of glaciers, and based on ensemble features of deposits, interpret the depositional environments. We will also investigate the causes of glaciations, and discuss trends in modern glacier budgets. A-E Only. Offered irregularly.
Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. of 100-level GEOL, BIOL, or GEOG.