Earth Sciences

ESCI4401Applied Glacial Geology4 ch (3C 3L) [W]

Study of the mass balance of glaciers and characteristics of flow, erosion and deposition by active and stagnant ice masses, facies relationships in processes and products of glaciated terrain, and assessment of terrain from air photos, maps, geophysical and core data. Practical applications include: relevance of sample collection and analyses for geotechnical evaluation and mineral prospecting, and identification of industrial resources and terrain hazards. 

Prerequisites: ESCI 2211, ESCI 2321 or permission of the instructor.