Lecture -- How Old is The Grand Canyon?
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM to Thursday, March 27, 8:30 PM
Karl Karlstrom, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UNM
The Grand Canyon is one of the world's premier geologic landscapes. Three series of rocks, representing different geologic times and processes, are visible in the canyon walls. New research, by a New Mexico geologist, is helping to define when and how the canyon we know today was formed.
Dr. Karl Karlstrom’s research interests involve structural geology and tectonics, especially in the southwestern U.S. He has worked extensively on the geology of the Grand Canyon, made more than 50 river trips in the canyon, and helped create the Trail of Time exhibit for visitors to the canyon. He is the co-editor of Grand Canyon Geology: Two Billion Years of Earth’s History. He received the Geological Society of America (GSA) Distinguished Service Award for his service to the geoscience community and is a Fellow of GSA. He received a B.S. at Northern Arizona University, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.
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