Sea Levels, Ice Ages, and Global Change - Spring 2005

GG420 - Rm POST 708,

T, Th 9:00 ~ 10:15 am

Dr. Chip Fletcher, POST 721C, 956-2582, fletcher@soest.hawaii.edu

Office hrs: After class or just walk in and try any time

Week of            Weekly Topic                                                                                               

Jan. 10            The quaternary                                            

Jan. 17            Coastal classification (Bochicchio – Carbonate sand)

Jan. 24            DATING AND QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY (Rubin – U/Th methods)         

Jan. 31            Beach Processes 

Feb. 7              BARRIER ISLANDS (Terres – Laurentide Glaciation)                   

Feb. 14            HOLOCENE SEA LEVEL (Eckmier – Crustal flexure)

Feb.  21            CARBONATE HISTORY OF OAHU

Feb. 28            (Hirsch – Geologic History of Molokai) (Chapp – Eolianite models)

            (Ching – Cultural aspects of Mo’omomi)  Molokai Field Problem, 3/4 – 3/5

Mar. 7                THE LAST ICE AGE            (Weitzenkamp – Human life before the Holocene)                   

Mar. 14                GLACIERS (Studer –Global conveyor belt “Day after tomorrow scenario”)

Mar. 21            SPRING BREAK

Mar. 28            (Dyer – Tsunamis) (Stauffer – What is El Nino/PDO/NAO)                               

Apr. 4              COASTAL MANAGEMENTIN HAWAII                                             

Apr. 11            (Bellamy – Channeled Scablands) (Harrington - Topex/Poseidon and sea level)

Apr. 18            Oahu Sea Level Problem - Kapapa Island Field Trip         (Diurba – NW Haw. Is.)         

Apr. 25            Oahu Sea Level Problem - Goat Island Field Trip     

May 2              Oahu Sea Level Problem - Kaena Pt. Field Trip                             

May 13            FINAL EXAM           

Grading: Talks – 25%

                 Molokai Problem – 25%

           Oahu Sea Level Problem – 25%

           Final Exam – 25%