Monday, February 21
Depositional features of glaciers
Pleistocene Glaciation and climate
Reading for Monday: Chapter 14, Glacier Systems, p. 352-366. Study the first 4 pages of this section (on valley glaciers) carefully, as we will emphasize this topic in lecture. Take an especially close look at figure 14.12. Compare 14.12C with figure 14.13.
**Written Essay, due Monday. Determine a topic for your
final essay (due Friday, March 3). Hand-in a title, list of at least
two useful references (2 minimum), and a paragraph explaining what the
topic is and why it interests you. Refer to our web page for ideas
if youíre drawing a blank.
Wednesday, February 23 Finish Glaciers
Start Coasts and shorelines
Friday, February 25 Coasts and Shorelines
Reading for Wednesday: Chapter 14, Glacier Systems, p. 366-385.
Skim through the section on Pleistocene glaciation to get a handle on how
profoundly the "ice ages" affected the landscape we see today. Then
read carefully the section on "causes of glaciation" (p. 381-384).
Reading for Friday: Chapter 15, Shoreline Systems, p. 386-393. Make sure you understand the concept of Longshore drift.