GEO 357 T— Impacts of Climate Change —PERU

This field-based course is focused on the geologic record of climate change preserved in glacial deposits and lakes in the majestic Cordillera Blanca, Peru. A closely related focus will be to understand the impact of climate change on human populations. We will travel to Peru, where we will be based out of the city of Huaraz. From there, we will conduct day-long to week-long excursions to map moraines, core lakes, and evaluate the impact of climate change on geologic hazards and on the ever-increasing human occupation in this alpine setting. Students will participate in mapping projects, lake coring expeditions, and documenting stratigraphic sequences in natural exposures.