Posts Tagged ‘Geology’

World-Wide Ice-Age Megafloods

J Harlen Bretz established the science of megaflood paleohydrology with his 1920s studies of the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington. It turns out, the Missoula Floods were not unique. By the late 1960s, discoveries showed the last major deglaciation on Earth included a world-wide pattern of huge outbursts of water from the edges of melting…

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Story Map: Washington’s Ice Age Floods

The Washington Geological Survey creates on-line “Story Maps” to tell visual stories, to explain broad topics about Washington geology. Although these can be found on their website, the Erratics will present the WGS “story map” of what the Ice Age Floods had wrought upon our state. Using imagery, maps, and video, this story follows the…

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Shake, Rattle & Rebound

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 12 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Our speaker, Sandi Doughton, is the award-winning science-writer for the Seattle Times and author of Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. She notes,…

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Icicle Creek Glaciers and Upper Valley Erratics

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 13 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Glaciers from Icicle Creek advanced multiple times over the past several hundred thousand years and left deposits near Leavenworth. Some thought lakes or slack water from Glacial Lake…

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“Assembling the Northwest: A Roadside View of Oregon and Washington Geology”

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 29 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley Erratics presents a holiday extra! Marli Miller, Dept. of Earth Sciences, U. of Oregon, will talk about her just published rewrite of Roadside Geology of…

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Remember Mnt. St. Helens During Volcano Awareness Month

On this 18th day of May, we remember the mountain that 36 years ago changed Washington forever – Mount St. Helens. The catastrophic eruption of St. Helens not only caused massive destruction and loss of life, but also became a catalyst for a new era of unprecedented scientific discovery, technology development and community awareness. May…

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A Chat with Kelsay Stanton – Full Interview

To shed some light on recent rock and land slides, KOHO’s Dan Langager sat down with local geologist Kelsay Stanton to learn the ins and outs of how and why rock slides occur in our area, the role of wildfires and her work educating the public about rocks.

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