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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

University of California, Berkeley

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