Meeting Time: T, R, 9:30 - 10:45 Location: room 212 Weeks Hall
Instructor : Dr. David M. Mickelson
Office: 256 Weeks Hall
Office Hours: T, Th 11:00-12:00
T.A.: Ben Laabs
Office: 248 Weeks Hall
Office Hours:M & W 9:30 to 11:00
Rules for Spring 2002
Classes: T-TH 9:30 - 10:45 212 Weeks Hall
NOTE the time. BE on time!
Lab: Wed 1:20 - 3:15 A220 Weeks Hall
3:30 - 5:25 A220 Weeks Hall
Requirements: 2 Hour Exams:
Week of February 26
Week of April 1
Final exam: 2:25 Tuesday, May 13
A paper or a field project may be substituted for quizzes or one hour exam. Suggestions for field projects will be made on request. All field projects and paper titles must be approved, and papers turned in by May 6. Papers may not be substituted for lab grades.
Most handouts for the class are in a folder on reserve in the library. A few additional ones will be handed out in class. I recommend that you make a set of handouts for yourself and bring them to class every lecture!
Three Required Field Trips:
1. One-day trip on Saturday, March 8 around Dane County.
2. Devil's Lake Mapping Project (This trip can be taken anytime in April and should be done in groups). This counts as a lab grade. One map per group. None accepted after May 6.
3. There will be an overnight trip to Kettle Moraine, Valders, Two Creeks and other sites on March 29 and 30.NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE DATES LISTED IN THE TIMETABLE!
Grading: Hour Exam 25%
Hour Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Grades are curved at the end of the semester to produce a reasonable grade distribution. Although an evaluation of your standing relative to others in the class is available at any time, individual exams are not curved separately.
(Available at UW Bookstore or Textbooks Underground on State St.)
*More textbooks will arrive after the second week of the semester; do not panic if you cannot find it at the bookstore.The book is also being sold on amazon.com.
Libraries | Books | Other Publications | Websites |
University of Wisconsin library resources.
Geology and Geophysics Library also has a web page.
Benn and Evans, 1998. Glaciers and Glaciation, Arnold
Bradley, R.S., 1999. Paleoclimatology: reconstructing climates of the Quaternary. Unwin Hyman, Winchester, MA.
Dawson, A.G., 1992. Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate. Routledge, New York.
Drewry, D. 1986. Glacial Geologic Processes. Edward Arnold, London
Hooke, R. LeB., 1998, Principles of Glacier Mechanics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Hambrey, M.J,1994, Glacial Environments, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, Canada.
Imbrie, J. and Imbrie, K.P., 1979. Ice Ages--Solving the Mystery. Harvard.
Menzies, John, ed., 1995a, Modern Glacial Environments: Processes, Dynamics and Sediments, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford, England.
Menzies, John, ed., 1995b, Past Glacial Environments: Sediments, forms, and Techniques, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford, England.
Paterson, W.S.B., 1994 The Physics of Glaciers (3rd Edition). Pergamon Press, Oxford.
Sharp, R.P. 1988. Living Ice: understanding Glaciers andGlaciation. Cambridge University Press.
Sugden, D.E., and John, B.S., 1976 (or most recent edition).
and Landscape. Edward Arnold, London.
Ashley, G. M., J. Shaw, and N. Smith, 1985. Glacial Sedimentary Environments.
SEPM Short Course No. 16.
Quaternary Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~qlab). This site list publications of our group, discuss research projects, and has a variety of links to other glacial and Quaternary sites.
Web Journal: Glacial Geology and Geomorphology (http://ggg.qub.ac.uk/) - this contains its own list of resources (http://ggg.qub.ac.uk/resources/frame.htm) - free subscription
Glacial Geology at the University of Cincinnati http://tvl1.geo.uc.edu/ice/Glacier.html A good resource for pictures of glacial landforms and processes - dig deep, as there are many images hidden around this site, including pictures of deposits from the Grimsvotn jokulhlaup in Iceland in 1996.
Glacial Geology at the University of Minnesota (http://184.108.40.206/courses/4703_patterson/). This contains lots of useful information and links to student projects on aspects of Minnesota glacial geology
Week: Date, Topic, (Required Bennett
and Glasser pages in parentheses)
Week of (Tue. dates) (pages in Bennet and Glasser)
Jan. 21 Introduction, Glacier ice, classification of glaciers (1-28)
Lab - Intro. to maps and airphotos - Optional lab
Mass balance, Ice flow (29-64)
Lab - Mass balance and flow, ice sheet game
Feb. 4 Glacier morphology, Classification of glacial deposits (65-82)
Lab - Glaciers
11 Erosional processes (83-107,
Lab - Erosional features, Red Hill
18 Till - features and formation
Lab - Till and directional features--Gahanna
25 Till Properties (HOUR
Lab - Till and erosional features, lab techniques
March 4 Minor moraines, drumlins (235-258)
Lab - till stratigraphy
8 ONE DAY TRIP
11 Moraines, landscapes (215-235)
Lab - Deglaciation in the midwest, Lab midterm
18 Spring break
25 Channels, eskers (75-82,
Lab - Quaternary mapping and cross sections
29-30 TWO DAY TRIP
April 1 Other ice contact stratified deposits (HOUR EXAM)(279-283)
Lab - Deglaciation (New Hampshire)
8 Outwash, loess (library
Lab - Deglaciation (cont.)
15 Glacial lakes, rebound (287-295)
Lab - Wisconsin glacial features
22 Rebound, sea levels (library readings)
Lab - Lakes
29 Sea levels (295-313, 316-335)
Lab - Sea level
May 6 Periglacial features, glacial songs (library readings)
Lab - Lab final