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NOSAMS staff tag along WHOI’s Geodynamics Program

Research Assistants Lily Sanborn and Mary Lardie Gaylord joined the Geodynamics program to Newfoundland, Canada to learn more about North Atlantic Climate & Civilization.  They and other students explored how changes in North Atlantic ocean circulation, considered by many as the major driver of global climate, had influenced human exploration and colonization.  The study tour to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, (June 6 -14) taught them how the glacial geology of the landscape was shaped by melting ice sheets at the end of last ice age.  The group also explored the only North American Viking settlement, a 15th century Basque Whaling site, hiked in Gros Morne National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and saw icebergs first-hand!