Learn about Michigan Tech's Large Lakes Remote Sensing program, including the research, education, facilities and outreach activities offered. This information can be used for science and management purposes. Support for this site comes from the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Michigan Sea Grant. The views expressed here do not represent the views of Michigan Tech, NSF, NOAA or Michigan Sea Grant.
Take the opportunity to learn about ice volcanoes, thermal response of mid-lake ice, and lake ice terminology. See the ice evolution on the Great Lakes as it is monitored using both active and passive remote sensing.
Find out more about local geology. The Keweenaw peninsula is the only district where native copper was the primary mineral mined throughout the life spans of the mines. The preserved geologic history consists of rocks from the Precambrian (1.1 billion years) and Pleistocene ( 2 million year) glacial deposits.
The use of the Boulder Garden is that it groups in one place excellent examples of a broad variety of rocks that represent dozens of different places which can be examined all at once. In addition, the rocks are large enough that they contain much more information than small pieces of rocks. In one two hour class session students can observe and analyze data that could only be done from many days of field work, if they were to examine the same diversity of rocks.