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Talk: Glaciation in Northwestern Wyoming

November 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Sunlight Basin. Photo courtesy Henry Heasler. (detail)

Evidence for Glaciation in Northwestern Bighorn Basin, and the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains of Wyoming

Cheryl Jaworowski and Henry Heasler

November 3, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m.

Join us for our November Lunchtime Expedition, Evidence for Glaciation in Northwestern Bighorn Basin, and Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming, presented by Cheryl Jaworowski, with Henry Heasler joining her for questions at the end.

The in-person talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available.

Sunlight Basin. Photo courtesy Henry Heasler.
Sunlight Basin. Photo courtesy Henry Heasler.

If you prefer to join us online, you may register in advance via Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jZou4TASTtSnEx7QTYx4EQ

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About the presentation

There is abundant evidence of the last major Rocky Mountain glaciation as you drive through the northwestern Bighorn Basin, the Absaroka Mountains, and the Beartooth Mountains. Observers of the landscape can see ancient paleorivers associated with melting mountain ice as well as streamlined mountains and ice-polished granite. Gain a new appreciation for northwestern Wyoming’s scenic landscape in this presentation by geologist Cheryl Jaworowski, whose colleague Henry Heasler joins her for the Q & A portion of the talk.

About the speakers

Cheryl Jaworowski
Cheryl Jaworowski

Cheryl Jaworowski is a Wyoming Professional Geologist, researcher, and science educator. She received her MS (1985; Minor in Remote Sensing) and PhD (1993) in Geology from the University of Wyoming. Positions she has held include the federal government (Yellowstone National Park and the U.S. Geological Survey), academia (Laramie County Community College, University of Wyoming, and University of California Berkeley) and private industry (Northrop at NASA Ames Research Center). She has published 28 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 40 conference proceedings, and 101 Yellowstone National Park Geology Program Technical Internal Reports. Her main research interests are Quaternary geology, geologic field mapping, Yellowstone volcanic ashes, and thermal infrared remote sensing.

Henry Heasler is a Wyoming Professional Geologist who received his PhD in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. He works as in independent geologist and has held the positions of Supervisory Geologist at Yellowstone National Park for the National Park Service, Coordinating Scientist for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory representing the National Park Service, Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming, and Associate Director of the Institute for Energy Research at the University of Wyoming. He has published 54 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 book chapters, 73 conference proceedings, 23 University of Wyoming Technical Reports, and 97 Yellowstone National Park Geology Program Technical Internal Reports. His main interests are terrestrial heat transport, geothermal systems, and the mapping of geologic structures.

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Support for the Draper’s Lunchtime Expedition series has been made possible by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Charitable Foundation.
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