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2021-2022 Catalog

GEOL 180 Iceland: Geology and Natural History of a Young Island

Iceland is a geologically new and unique island. The dynamic glacial environments, sub-polar climate, and thunderous river systems of the country sit atop an active volcanic system on a divergent plate boundary. This intensive field course explores the geological processes that shape the island's landscape and the climate and life of a sub-polar biome. The course also addresses aspects of Iceland's human ecology from its early settlement to modern issues of energy, agriculture, and sustainability. [NS]

Instructor

Sunderlin, Malinconico