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Novel Technique Reveals How Glaciers Sculpted Their Valleys


March 31, 2011

the glacier-carved Bowen River drainage How do you reconstruct the landscape that a glacier has obliterated? Geologists have developed a new technique to determine the life history of minerals that are now on the surface but that once were under a kilometer of rock, and to reconstruct the landform history of a mountain range. The work, reported by geologists from University of California, Berkeley, and the Berkeley Geochronology Center, can help us understand how glaciers are changing the landscape today. Full Story

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