Heidi Stauffer is an Earth scientist who recently completed (submitted on January 27, 2017!) her Ph.D. in Earth science, specializing in climate modeling. She has worked as an environmental geologist, a natural hazard disclosure consultant, and a science educator. Her Master’s in Geology focused on geomorphology and sedimentology of Pleistocene lake sediments in western Nevada. She is a licensed Professional Geologist and currently exploring non-academic careers.
Stratigraphic columns are a basic tool in geology, used on both Earth and Mars to tell the story of a location. But what are they really?