Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wooster Geologist in Idaho: Adventures in granite

Gloria and I traveled out west this summer to see family and a bit of scenery. Of course, geologists are always looking for geological attractions, and we found a delightful one at City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, what are the Wooster Paleontologists up to?

Wooster, Ohio — The igneous petrology team has a thorough and entertaining report about their activities in the Wooster geology labs this summer. It has encouraged the summer paleontologists (that would be me and Macy Conrad ’18) to give a … Continue reading

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High-Temperature Geochemistry in Action

WOOSTER, OH – Over the last couple of weeks, our Keck Geology Team Utah has been hard at work in the College of Wooster Geology labs. We collected a dozen samples from Ice Springs Volcanic Field in the Black Rock … Continue reading

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Exploring the Geosciences at Zion National Park

Zion National Park – Dr. Wiles and I are directing a 5-week undergraduate research project through the┬áKeck Geology Consortium‘s Gateway Program. The Gateway Program has two goals: engage the students in an authentic research experience while exploring the intersections between … Continue reading

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The Northern Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest (PCTR)

The high rainfall and high coastal ranges nourish the icefields of southern Alaska along and with the extensive carbon-rich forests and ecosystems of the┬áNorthern Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest (PCTR). Chris surveys the North Pacific noting the extensive moisture source and … Continue reading

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Team Alaska’s Last Day

To wrap up an incredible journey, Team Alaska scrambled over glacially-scoured rock faces and occasionally bush-whacked through thick shrubbery to Mendenhall Glacier. Small glimpses of the glacier that were periodically revealed through high points or gaps in the forest

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