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I’m getting a bit carried away with the July Accretionary Wedge on geologic and geographic signs. When visiting tourist attractions, I take photographs of the signs to identify where the subsequent photos are from, and to capture the popularly-accepted geologic … Continue reading

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Icefields Parkway, Alberta

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint The Crowfoot Glacier has retreated, losing one lobe since being named, thus decreasing its resemblance to a Crow’s Foot. Meltwater from the glacier supplies the Bow … Continue reading

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Kicking Horse Pass, British Columbia-Alberta Border

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. The Kicking Horse Canyon is composed of folded, soft calcareous shale and limestone cut by the Kicking Horse River. Over $972 million has been dedicated to improving Highway 1 … Continue reading

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geoNatHaz field book

geoNatHaz is an international field school with trips to observe natural hazards in Italy and Canada. The purpose is to increase competency in dealing with natural hazards and to increase international understanding of the hazards. After attending the 2010 Canadian … Continue reading

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Natural Hazards in southern British Columbia

The interaction of strong north-south geomorphic obstructions and a low population density dominate the risk assessment for British Columbia. The north-south mountain ranges and valleys place severe limitations on where transportation and other infrastructure may be built. The limited economic … Continue reading

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Geologic Units of British Columbia

The Insular Belt forms the offshore islands (including Vancouver Island). The farthest west mainland topographic unit is the granitic Coast Belt, an uplifted plutonic complex possibly formed by chains of younger volcanoes built on top of older ones and former … Continue reading

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