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Ithaca NY is currently located in a tranquil mid-continental geologic setting. But Ithaca's past was anything but tranquil. Would you believe that we once sat beneath a mile-thick sheet of ice? Or that it was once the bottom of the ocean? In a zone of high seismic activity? Or volcanic eruptions? It's all true. On this field trip to Enfield Glen, in Upper Treman State Park, we will make measurements and observations that allow us to reconstruct some of the events in the geologic past of this locality. Was New York always on the east coast of North America? Come on, let's find out.

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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Geology,glacial landforms,fluvial processes,Undergraduate (Lower Division),paleogeography,delta deposition,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20111219192403292T,Field,Historical Geology,Sedimentary Geology,Geomorphology,orogeny,Geoscience,NSDL

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