Graduate students Laura Levy and Justin Stroup, from the Earth Sciences Department, were recently featured in the Valley News after taking one of it’s writers on a guided hike along the side of the Hanover Country Club. Both students study climate change and the glacial response, Laura’s research is based in Greenland, while Justin researches in Peru.
On the hike, the two discussed the geological landscape of the area, drawing attention to the changes that have occurred over time, at one point even discussing the evolution of the Dartmouth Green. The Valley News’ transcription of the conversation includes this fun fact, as explained by Laura:
“That really nice flat area [the Green] is actually glacial lake bottom. You can imagine the lake itself, when it was full, was about to the top of Baker Berry Tower, about 115 feet. We would still be under about 50 feet of water standing here (on the golf course).”
To read the full article, see the Sunday, November 4th, print of the Valley News.
photo by Tennile Sunday