Reading a valley, Part 2: How can you retrace a river’s footsteps?

For geoscientists, lacking direct experience is a common quandary (and it should be noted, a happy one!) One great workaround: the thought experiment. Back in 1909, the eminent geographer William Morris Davis used his powers of imagination to visualize how the Connecticut River might have carved its valley and left terraces. Here’s a beautiful sketch […]