Category Archives: Field Work

PackRafts on the Limmat

No field work in Alaska for SGT this year, but that means that our research team has extra time to practice their water-based field techniques. This past week, the Alaska team – along with a couple of other intrepid SGT explorers – tested out their Alpacka pack rafts on the Limmat here in Zürich. Their serene two hour float in

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Fire and Seagulls: A Game of Rocks

Authored by Lonnie Hufford. When asked what you did over the summer, it is common to talk about the camping trips, picnics, or vacations you took. However, as a geologist who does field work you can almost always respond with, “I was in the field.” What this statement means is completely different to each geoscientist, as it may encompass months

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A Window into a Fossil Subduction Zone

Authored by Carolyn Tewksbury-Christle. Whitney Behr and Mark Helper, both fresh off several weeks of field work in Alaska, joined me in another field season exploring the geology of the Condrey Mountain Window. Straddling the California-Oregon border, the Condrey Mountain Window is a part of the Klamath Mountains and belongs to both the Rogue Valley and Klamath National Forests. This

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Fall field work on Syros – lots of sunshine, cats, and cool rocks!

In case you didn’t know… Syros represents a fossil subduction shear zone. Rocks were brought to eclogite facies conditions in the Eocene and exhumed through the Miocene, partially along the plate interface and partially by crustal scale low-angle normal faults of the North and West Cycladic Detachment Systems. We go there to study the structural and rheological evolution of several different

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