Help generate new stories of what New York experienced during the last Ice Age by creating new maps based on the latest high-resolution datasets.
The present-day landscape across New York was sculpted by powerful ice sheet forces and catastrophic glacial meltwater flooding. Recently available, freely-accessible high-resolution digital terrain models reveal these ancient events for the first time in such clear resolution. This project involves using Geographic Information System software (QGIS) for the following tasks: download and create a digital elevation model database, georeference geologic maps made by geologists long-ago, and create new, updated maps of a variety of Ice Age features. This updated mapping could be used to tell the story, in more detail than ever, of New York's Ice Age history.
The major out come will be the generation of new digital maps, which ideally can be displayed as a poster presentation at an upcoming research symposium or conference.
|Length of commitment
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Individual Student Project
|Academic credit & Stipend
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students with proficient with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, ArcGIS, QGIS
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.
Geology, Geography, Mapping, GIS