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Glaciers and Landforms: Don Easterbrook

Don Easterbrook

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Pahoehoe lava, Mauna Ulu, Hawaii
Pahoehoe lava, Mauna Ulu, Hawaii

Dr. Easterbrook is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University where he was department chair for 12 years. He was educated at the University of Washington, where he received his BS, MS, and PhD in geology. His doctoral dissertation was entitled Pleistocene Geology of the Northern Part of the Puget Lowland, Washington. Dr. Easterbrook has conducted geologic research in the North Cascade Range, Puget Lowland, Columbia Plateau, Rocky Mountains, New Zealand Alps, Argentine Andes, and various other parts of the world. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of the Interior, and other government agencies. He is a recipient of the National Award for ‘Distinguished Service to the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division’ from the Geological Society of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Geological Society. http://myweb.wwu.edu/dbunny/index.html

Dr. Don J. Easterbrook has done extensive research into global climate changes, global warming and cooling, as well as the cause of abrupt global climate changes at the end of the last Ice Age. He studies the relationship of 25-30 year glacial and ocean warming and cooling cycles to solar variation and global warming and cooling. Additionally, he has analyzed the correlation of Quaternary inter-hemispheric climate changes, radiocarbon marine reservoir values, Holocene glaciation of the Cascade Range, and the Holocene climate changes, otherwise known as The Little Ice Age. He has analyzed the tephra and lahar chronology of Mt. Baker, and has extensively used shorelines to determine isostatic uplift rates in the Puget Lowland.

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Mt. St. Helens early eruption, 1980
Mt. St. Helens early eruption, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 18, 1980 eruption
Mt. St. Helens May 18, 1980 eruption
Mt. St. Helens, blowdown from May 18, 1980 eruption
Mt. St. Helens, blowdown from May 18, 1980
Mudflow on the Toutle River, Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980 eruption
Mudflow on the Toutle River, Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980
Debris flow above Baker Camp, Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980 eruption
Debris flow above Baker Camp, Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980
Mt. St. Helens, July 22, 1980
Mt. St. Helens, July 22, 1980
Mt. St. Helens, June 30, 1980
Mt. St. Helens, June 30, 1980
Pediments, Book Cliffs, Utah
Pediments, Book Cliffs, Utah
Differential weathering, House Rock, Arizona
Differential weathering, House Rock, Arizona
Spheroidal weathering, Stevens Pass, Washington
Spheroidal weathering, Stevens Pass, Washington
Thingvellir Rift, Iceland
Thingvellir Rift, Iceland
Tombolo, Decatur Head, Washington
Tombolo, Decatur Head, Washington
Marine terrace, Big Sur, California
Marine terrace, Big Sur, California
Pahoehoe lava, Mauna Ulu, Hawaii
Pahoehoe lava, Mauna Ulu, Hawaii
Lava flow, Kalapana, Hawaii
Lava flow, Kalapana, Hawaii
Mt. Robson moraine, Alberta, Canada
Mt. Robson moraine, Alberta, Canada

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