Draper Lunchtime Expedition - Evidence for glaciation in northwestern Bighorn Basin, Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming presented by Cheryl Jaworowski and Henry Heasler
There is abundant evidence of the last major Rocky Mountain glaciation as you drive through the northwestern Bighorn Basin, Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains. Observers of the landscape can see ancient paleorivers associated with melting mountain ice as well as streamlined mountains and ice-polished granite. Gain a new appreciation for NW Wyoming’s scenic landscape.
Cheryl Jaworowski is a Wyoming Professional Geologist (P.G.1421), researcher and science educator. She received her MS (1985; Minor in Remote Sensing) and PhD (1993) in Geology from the University of Wyoming. Positions held include the federal government (Yellowstone National Park and the US Geological Survey), academia (Laramie County Community College, University of Wyoming and University of California Berkeley) and private industry (Northrop at NASA Ames Research Center). She has published 28 peer-revied journal articles, 2 book chapters 40 conference proceedings, and 101 Yellowstone National Park Geology Program Technical Internal Reports. Her main research interests are Quaternary geology, geologic field mapping, Yellowstone volcanic ashes and thermal infrared remote sensing.
Henry Heasler is an independent geologist (Wyoming Professional Geologist 1228) who received his PhD in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Positions he has held include Supervisory Geologist at Yellowstone National Park for the National Park Service, Coordinating Scientist for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory representing the National Park Service, Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming and Associate Director of the Institute for Energy Research at the University of Wyoming, He has published 54 peer-revied journal articles, 11 book chapters 73 conference proceedings, 23 University of Wyoming Technical Reports and 97 Yellowstone National Park Geology Program Technical Internal Reports. His main interests are terrestrial heat transport, geothermal systems, and the mapping of geologic structures.