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Geomorphology at Fern Valley and along the Little Killbuck

The group at Fern Valley. Gaging Wilkin Run and measuring water levels in wells. We are fortunate to be able to monitor the streamflow, climate and geomorphic changes along Wilkin Run. Thanks again to Betty and David Wilkin for donating … Continue reading
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Days Three and Four – Mojave 2015

Day three was spent examining the sedimentology, structure and paleontology, and a bit of the wildlife biology at Owl Canyon. We even stopped at the Payless Shoestore in nearby Barstow (Dr. Wilson’s hometown).  At the Owl Canyon site students examined the … Continue reading
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The First Two Days in the Mojave

  Nine students and five faculty and staff are part of Desert Geology 2015, a week-long fieldtrip to the Mojave Desert. Here the nine students, joined by Cam Matesich (Wooster ’14) gathered at an overlook of Death Valley (Dante’s View). Cam … Continue reading
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Three Days on Ice

Dr. Lowell and a crew from the University of Cincinnati spent thee days with us on the ice at Browns Lake Bog. The objectives were to take a series of long cores from the ice platform at the bog and, … Continue reading
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Last Fieldtrip for Climate Change

As the weather cools – the Wooster Geology Climate Change class ventured out in the field one more time. For the remainder of the semester we will try to get some work done. Two sites were visited – the Cedar Creek … Continue reading
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Dating Houses and Reconstructing Climate

The Wooster Geology Climate Change class spent a beautiful fall day in Stony Creek, Ohio coring beams in three structures of historical significance. They will determine the cut dates (calendar dates when the timber for the houses were felled) for … Continue reading
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Different Views of the Bog

Dr. Anderson describing the moisture gradient measured from the bog to the crest of the kame where the old growth remnant oak forest resides.   Our Climate Change class visited Browns Lake Bog with the Plant Communities and Ecosystems class … Continue reading
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Extracting High Quality Mud from Cedar Creek Bog

Tom Lowell and graduate student Stephanie Allard from Cincinnati and Jacklyn Rodriguez from the University of Illinois made the trip to Morrow County to core mud from a bog adjacent to the Cedar Creek Mastodon site. We will be working with … Continue reading
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BUGGY, WET, and AWESOME

Guest bloggers: Zach Downes & Wilson Nelson For me, the trip started in Juneau, Alaska.  We arrived in Juneau late with a couple of things to take care of the next day before getting in a small plane and heading … Continue reading
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Toward an Isopach Map of the Cedar Creek Mastodon Bog

Wooster’s Climate Change class is starting the semester by  coring a bog adjacent to a recent Mastodon find in Morrow County, Ohio. The Mastodon work and related excavation is being led by Nigel Brush, University of Ashland.  Above is a … Continue reading
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