Field Trip Leaders: David J A Evans (Durham), Emrys Phillip (BGS), Nigel Atkinson (Alberta, Geological Survey), Sophie Norris (Victoria)
Date: 15th- 18th August 2024
Location: University of Regina
This field meeting, co-sponsored by the QRA and CANQUA, will take place immediately before the CANQUA bi-annual conference being held in Regina, Saskatchewan (15th-18th August 2024). The meeting will focus on the glacial geomorphology of the former bed and receding margins of the SW Laurentide Ice Sheet. The main themes are: 1) palaeoglaciological reconstruction of the SW Laurentide Ice Sheet from the LGM to the Bolling-Allerod; 2) glacial sedimentology and stratigraphy pertaining to the deposition of ice sheet tills and glacitectonites and their relationships to preglacial topography; 3) ice sheet subglacial and marginal landform genesis, ranging from large-scale glacitectonic structures in soft bedrock to push moraine and hummocky moraine and associated glacifluvial assemblages; and 4) engineering geology applications of deposits and structures pertaining to ice sheet beds and dynamic margins. The meeting will be of interest to a range of academic researchers, as well as engineering geologists interested in the potential impacts of terrestrial palaeo-ice sheets on ground conditions with respect to major offshore infrastructure developments (e.g. wind farms).