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INQUA FIELD TRIP

From July 21-27, the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) held its once-in-four-years meeting in Bern, Switzerland. UMaine Geology and Climate Change faculty, students and alumni were well represented at the meeting. Following the meeting, there was a 4 day field trip to the Alps in the Valais region to see recent work dating the timing of glacial advances. The trip was partly led by Dr. Meredith Kelly, a faculty member at Dartmouth College, and a former UMaine graduate student. Present and former Earth Science/Climate Change faculty and students on the trip posed for a photo in front of Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps. From left: Thom Davis (MS, 1976), Joe Kelley (faculty), Alice Kelley (faculty), Mike Kaplin (MS, 1994), Patricio Moreno (MS, 1999), Marcus Vandergoes, Meredith Kelly (MS, 1999).


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