Dr. Robert Raeside
GEOL 1023 Historical Geology (The Precambrian)
Changes in the Earth's continents, oceans, biosphere, and atmosphere over the past 4.6 billion years. The application of understanding of the past as a key to future global changes. Other topics include: mass extinctions, plate tectonics, paleomagnetism, geologic dating, mountain-building and mineral resources. 3h lab
GEOL 2753 Atmosphere Weather and Climate
The composition, structure, and dynamics of the atmosphere; weather, climate, and biogeographic patterns; microclimatology; paleoclimates, paleogeography, and extinctions; human effect on air quality; climate change. 3h lab
Also available by on-line (distance education) study through Open Acadia.
GEOL 3603 Structural Geology
Rock structures and their geometric representation. Principles of stress and strain applied to brittle and ductile rock deformation. Fractures, faults, folds, and foliations: classification and mechanisms of formation. Plate boundary and intraplate tectonics. Practical work includes map intrepretation, graphic and computer techniques for analyzing structural data, and field studies of deformed rocks. 3h lab
GEOL 4013 Global and North American Geology
Global tectonics, processes at convergent plate margins, worldwide Phanerozoic orogenic belts and Precambrian tectonics. An integrative study of the geological evolution of North America, including stratigraphy, structural development, and Quaternary history but with an emphasis on comparative tectonic evolution of the Cordilleran, Appalachian, and Precambrian orogenic belts. Laboratory work includes map interpretation and petrological studies of rock suites. 3h lab
GEOL 2080 Field Methods
Held each spring locally near New Glasgow. Twelve days, focused on field work and processing of field data to familiarize students with techniques of geological mapping. Involves electronic and manual measurement of field data including use of GPS instruments and laptop computers and subsequent preparation of maps, sedimentary sections, and cross-sections in paper and digital form.
GEOL 4083 Field School
Held for about 12 days preceding fall term and continuing into the term. Advanced field methods of geological mapping with preparation of a map and report.
GEOL 5533 Advanced Metamorphic Geology
Studies in metamorphic geology, including some of structural-metamorphic geology, chemography, phase relationships of metamorphic rocks, tectonics and metamorphism.