Supervisors: Robert-André Daigneault and Anne de Vernal
Research topic: The main objective of this study is to reconstruct the complex successions of ice marginal and frontal deposits in Will County, Illinois by a geomorphologic approach based on LiDAR DTM. Therefore specific goals are to: (1) identify the nature of landforms and surficial deposits, (2) define their spatial and chronological relationships and (3) describe the paleogeography of Will County. This study presents also the main features associated with glacial lakes in the southwestern and southern Chicago metropolitan area. Using GIS tools, glaciolacustrine terraces were identified in the Morris basin in the western part of Will County and in Grundy County.