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GEOL 140 A Geologic Exploration of New Zealand's Dynamic Landscape

Students will explore the diverse, dynamic geology of New Zealand -- a landscape shaped by a unique tectonic setting, seismic and volcanic activity, glaciers, and high-energy braided rivers. On the North Island, students will learn about volcanoes and geothermal features that rival Yellowstone. On the South Island, students will explore the Southern Alps and their highly deformed rocks, caves, glaciers, and rivers. Throughout, students will learn about interactions between geology, water, climate, and life. [NS]