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David Mickelson

David Mickelson

Expert on glacial deposits and shoreline processes

Emeritus professor, geology and geophysics College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-7863 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Glacial deposits including the origin and distribution of clay, sand and gravel
  • Coastal geomorphology including shoreline erosion, particularly on the Great Lakes, also on inland lake and river settings
  • Hillslope processes such as bluff failure, landslides and mudflows, particularly of Great Lakes bluffs


  • Author of numerous papers on the glacial geology of Wisconsin and other areas worldwide
  • 34 years of research, teaching and service at UW-Madison