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Above the Arctic Circle: Exploring Iceland, Greenland & Svalbard
December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 10 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee.
Above the Arctic Circle: Exploring Iceland, Greenland and Svalbard
Our speaker, Dr. John Buchanan, EWU Emeritus Professor of Geology, has spent three summers high above the Arctic Circle. John’s beautifully illustrated presentation will feature details of the geologic history and the plate tectonic opening of the North Atlantic, including a visit to a volcanic hotspot Jan Mayen Island and Beerenberg volcano in the Norwegian Sea. Beerenberg is the northernmost active volcano on the planet. He will examine the Skaergaard Complex, a layered dark-colored ultramafic intrusion in Greenland, part of the North Atlantic igneous province.
And… There will be polar bears and walrus and other wildlife along the way!
The program is free & open to the public.
For overviews of the Ice Age Floods and more information on the Ice Age Floods Institute, please see our website: http://www.iafi.org; http://www.hugefloods.com; and quadricopter videos of Ice Age features, http://www.brucebjornstad.com.