BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic will be starting the fall term next September with a new faculty member in a new field for the college. Sarah Hall, who holds a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be teaching geology at COA.
Dr. Hall has been an assistant professor at McGill University in Montréal since 2009. Her research focuses on quantifying how climate and tectonics drive active surface processes such as erosion, river incision, faulting, and alpine glaciers – processes that continue to shape the earth’s surface. The interactions of climate and tectonics, said Dr. Hall, have far-reaching implications for how we interpret the forces responsible for the dramatic topography of the Himalayas, Andes, and North American Cordilleras (which includes the Rocky Mountains and the Sierras).
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