Hop in and join Dr. Ralph (alias Air Wolf) on a scenic virtual flight around Nova Scotia. In the fantastic world of cyberspace we will enjoy some spectacular vistas from the air and occasionally land to look at the geology up close and personal. Let's fly to:
- Stop 1. Halifax and surrounding areas. We are leaving from the Halifax waterfront.
- While on the flight you can browse through a series of brochures and maps outlining the glacial and surficial geology of Nova Scotia.
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Click on the stop you would like to visit.
- red balls -> field stop locations and chopper landing sites
- arrows -> passing Views from the Chopper
Image courtesy of Tim Webster (COGS) see maps for further info.
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- Fly with Air Wolf to the finest example of raised beaches in the province (vista of the month 1) (scenic vignettes of the geology and landscapes of Nova Scotia)
- Or fly to the finest example of eskers in the Province of Nova Scotia (vista of the month 2)
- Look at the Parrsboro outwash delta and glaciated valley (vista of the month 3)
- Take a tour of the Great Ditch of Nova Scotia, where we can see evidence of the advance of glaciers from the Gulf of St. Lawrence as recently as 13,000 years ago! (Geology of the Sable Island gas pipeline excavation)
- Go to our reading rooms for more information on how the landscapes of Nova Scotia have developed since the age of the dinosaurs, and how some useful mineral deposits have been formed in the process.
- The story of glaciers in Maritime Canada
- Hidden Mesozoic valleys in Nova Scotia and potential for KAOLIN mining
- Surficial mapping for economic development in southwest Cape Breton Island (TGI-Targeted Geoscience Initiative)
- A list of useful references to Mesozoic and Cenozoic geology of Maritime Canada
- List of maps of the location and geology of the field stops
Any questions about Nova Scotia landscapes? Disagree with Air Wolf? Get your licks in! Join the landscape discussion forum.
- Information about your pilot (metaphorically speaking) and host
- Link to download the 1:250000 scale digital provincial surficial geology map with lots of glacial data!
- Link to digital 1:50000 scale surficial geology maps and map reports (under construction)
- Links to other web sites on the landscapes and glacial geology of Nova Scotia
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