North America on Ice - Understanding Glaciers [S-20-38]

Presenter:Adam Pearson
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Kellas 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 2:00 PM 04/16

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The continental glaciation of North America has shaped the northeast and is responsible for much of what we see today in the landscape in the North Country. Learn how massive ice sheets formed and then moved south, changing the land as they went and leaving us to wonder about what two miles of ice thickness can do to a landscape. We will explore how and why ice can move and think about the landforms it shapes through erosion and deposition.

Adam Pearson is a geomorphologist and has done field work related to glacial geomorphology. He also studied fluvial systems in landscapes that have been glaciated. He grew up in a different landscape that was shaped by the same glaciation.

Cap: 106

Cap: 106

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