The Oneida County History Center will host a virtual presentation with Bob Allers on the glacial geology in Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer Counties as seen in LiDAR images, set for Saturday, February 20th, at 11:30 am.
Over his career as an educator and geologist, Bob Allers has investigated the glacial geology preserved in New York from the last Ice Age. Recently, he had a chance to interact with an upper-level geoscience class at Hamilton College and to learn a bit about GIS (Global Information Systems) and LiDAR imaging. Digital mapping and LiDAR images provide a new way to look at surface landforms and allows a fresh look at the interpretation of the local surface geology.
Bob Allers is a Volunteer in Parks with the National Park Service at Fort Stanwix National Monument. He received a BA in Geology from Hamilton College and an MAT in Geological Sciences from SUNY Binghamton. He taught Earth Science at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and New Hartford High Schools for 34 years, and retired in 2010. Bob has spent past summers doing research on volcanoes in northern Arizona, sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon, glaciers in the Juneau Ice Field, Alaska, and special projects with the NY State Education Department and the State Geological Survey.
Photo of Bob Allers in a glacier crevasse provided.