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GEOL 430 – Seminar on Acid Rain Adirondack Field Trip – October 2008

By Contributing Writer on October 31, 2008

Click the image below to launch a slideshow of images from the trip.

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The group prepares to test stream water chemistry

 

Lauren Idleman, Miguel Rodriguez, and Elin Brown dig a pit to examine Adirondack soils

Lauren Idleman, Miguel Rodriguez, and Elin Brown dig a pit to examine Adirondack soils

More water testing on East Canada Creek - left to right: Lauren Idleman, Miguel Rodriguez, Veronica Hanus, Christian Rathkopf, Elin Brown, and Sam Hunt

Water testing – left to right: Lauren Idleman, Miguel Rodriguez, Veronica Hanus, Christian Rathkopf, Elin Brown, and Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt, Christian Rathkopf, and Miguel Rodriguez - Upper East Canada Creek

Sam Hunt, Christian Rathkopf, and Miguel Rodriguez

Prof. Rich April talks to the group about water pH and alkalinity

Prof. Rich April talks to the group about water pH and alkalinity

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Miguel looks a bit shocked at what Rich had to say

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Jason Fredricks collects a water sample from a tributary stream

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A nice quartz vein through the granitic gneiss – unfortunately it won’t do a lot to buffer the effects of acid precipitation

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Layers of heavy minerals in a sandy glacial outwash deposit

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A large glacial erratic – Jason Fredricks for scale

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Rich April points out something interesting in the bouldery till


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