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LECTURE 1 – INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Principal aims of this course are as follows: to examine processes associated with contemporary ice masses, especially ice sheets. to identify landforms and sediment associations present at contemporary glacier margins. to reconstruct the glacial history of the Great Lakes basin as well as that of other regions. VALUE OF GLACIAL AND QUATERNARY GEOLOGY Local level - Glacial sediments can affect
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Unformatted text preview: • foundations and footings for buildings • bearing capacity of roads and runways • nutrient content of soils • groundwater supplies • paths for contaminant transport • suitability of sites for landfills Global level - The Quaternary record can provide insight into • past and present climate • baseline against which to assess human influence on climate...
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