Tectonics & Sedimentation

Glacier Erosion by Chris Larsen

The Tectonics & Sedimentation research group strives to reconstruct the processes of Earth's history over a variety of time scales. Alaska and the adjacent regions of the circumpolar North provide a rich environment for such research. The Pacific, North American and Eurasian plates meet in Alaska, creating an exciting natural laboratory for research in this area.

  • Evaluation of ancient geography, oceanography, and climate change
  • History of continental deformation
  • Exploration and production of natural resources
  • Development of the Arctic Ocean

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