Monday, November 29, 2010

Home is...

...where you hang your hat. Or your towel. Or something

This month's Accretionary Wedge (hosted by Ann's Musings) is about your "home." What do you like - what's not so great. I put together a little GIS map showing the regional topography to give you an idea of the lay of the land. The area is dominated by bedrock-controlled ridges with Quaternary alluvium filling in the valley lowlands.

I like the challenges of piecing together the little bits of information that tell me about the evolution of this landscape. I also like that there are many scenic little rivers that are near my house.

I do wish we had some big mountains nearby...

...but I guess that's why we go on field trips.

I've blogged about western Wisconsin before:
Braided Streams of Yore
Driftless Area Origins Part One, Part Two
Fractal Landscapes


  1. In response to the comment on my blog, I grew up in Winona, Minnesota. But I've always appreciated the Chippewa River, because even down by me, it's the major source of sand for the Mississippi, thanks to all that outwash.

  2. Thank you Matt for submitting this as your Accretionary Wedge -29. I thought you would want to know, AW-29 – “What Geological features about the area you call ‘home’ do you love? and what do you not like?” is now posted at Ann's Musings on Geology and Other Things.