Glacial Geology Underfoot
July 24 - 25
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Karen Williams, Ph.D., William Locke, Ph.D.
Yellowstone’s ice cap, which was a kilometer thick at its maximum, left a uniquely accessible glaciated landscape in its wake. In this field seminar, we will see and hike the glacial features of Yellowstone. Yellowstone ice flowed into the Paradise Valley from the Beartooth Plateau; we will visit the outer limits of glacial ice and then work our way back up to the ice cap interior.
About the instructor
Karen Williams is a geomorphologist with a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Montana State University. She has taught geomorphology at Montana State and led field trips and geology hikes for MSU, Montana Wilderness Association, and Yellowstone Forever. She has worked in glaciated landscapes ranging from the Yukon to Yellowstone. She also has over twenty years of experience in stream restoration and serves on the board of directors of the Clearwater Resource Council, the watershed conservation group of the Clearwater River in western Montana.
Bill Locke earned a Ph.D. in Geology from University of Colorado-Boulder and is Emeritus Professor at Montana State University where he taught glacial geology and geomorphology for 30 years. He has studied geomorphology, glacial geology, and paleoclimate from Baffin Island to the Rockies.
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