Fire and Ice: The Glacio-volcanic History of Garibaldi Provincial Park
Steve Quane, Physical Sciences Tutor
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library
Garibaldi Provincial Park hosts a fascinating and spectacular array of exquisite landforms that were formed by the interaction of erupting volcanoes and glacial ice. Garibaldi Lake, the Barrier, the Table and the Black Tusk are all products of recent glacio-volcanism. In this talk, Physical Sciences Tutor Steve Quane will share new results and insights from his research into the timing and mechanisms of formation of these iconic landmarks. Join us on a virtual field trip to peer underneath its waters to see how lava and ice seemingly conspired to create Garibaldi Lake, fly atop the Table to understand why it is so flat and circumnavigate the Black Tusk to ponder a new hypothesis on its formation. All the while, enjoy the breathtaking scenery that makes this unique landscape such a special place to live, especially for a volcanologist.