Summer REU 2013 073

Alec and Adrienne doing Initial Core Description in Corewall.

The team started the day at 9:00 am at the temporary LacCore lab building at UMN in Minneapolis. The interns learned how to use the tabletop SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and saw new details from our cores. Although we did not find anything “juicy”, it was an exciting experience! After finishing the remaining core descriptions, samples of the cores were taken to find dateable materials.

Speaking of new perspectives, historical photos were compared to current pictures of our site. I will not give all the details, but it has flipped our ideas of the site upside down. At the end of the day the team gathered and deliberated on what to do next. Should we take more cores? Look at new sites? Or go where no one has gone before? Stay tuned.

Adrienne Warmsley

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About Diana Dalbotten

Diana Dalbotten is the Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts for the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota; and for the Geoscience Alliance, a national alliance for broadening participation of Native Americans in the Geosciences.

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