Pleistocene and Glacial Geology

The topics of this course include continental and alpine glaciation, erosional and depositional facies and dynamic processes, glacial climates and their origin, ancient glaciations (Huronian, late Precambrian, Ordovician, late Paleozoic), glacio-marine environments, glaciations and floral-faunal changes, extinctions, and coeval low latitude environments. Laboratories deal with glacial geomorphology, sediments, and principles of correlation. Local field trips examine gravel deposit, glacial varvites (clays) and soils. PREREQ: GEOL 3217 or permission of instructor. (lec 3, lab 3) cr 3.

Earth Sciences