Archive for November, 2009

Geomorphology class gets wet

This fall, Prof. Laura Triplett took the Geomorph class up to our annual stream-gauging site on the Rush River.  As usual, water levels were very low, so it was a challenge to visualize what the river looks like at bankfull or flood stage.  In this photo three Environmental Studies majors – Ali O’Neal, Brittany Stewart […]

FTS visits ancient lava flows

This fall, Prof. Jim Welsh and his FTS: Hawaii class visited Interstate State Park along the St. Croix River, Minnesota, to see rocks virtually identical to those being created on Hawaii today.  The basalt lava flows in Minnesota occurred 1.1 billion years ago when this continent temporarily began to split apart and lava surged up […]