EART188B

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EART 188B – Field Geology and GIS

2017 Syllabus

 Instructor: Noah Finnegan (nfinnega@ucsc.edu)

EMS A115, 831-459-5110, 

Office Hours: Mon 11:00-1:00 PM or by appointment. 

 TAs:

Alex Nereson (anereson@ucsc.edu), EMS A142

Stephanie Bosch (sbosch@ucsc.edu)

Spring Quarter Schedule (3 credits):

Lecture, Monday 1:30-2:30 PM                       EMS D236

Lab 1 Tuesday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM                ISB 486

Lab 2 Friday 1:30 – 4:30 PM                            ISB 486

Goals

Develop Basic Quantitative Geospatial Skills:

Introduce coordinate systems and projections

Develop familiarity with ArcCatalogue, ArcMap, ArcScene and ArcPad

Do vector interpretations on raster data

Map scale and coordinate system designation, legend generation,

Use DEMs both for interpretation and for quantitative analysis

Landform Analysis; Basic Database operations

Become familiar with Juno and linked Trimble GPS

Work with computer-generated images in field

Regional Geology of Eastern California Shear Zone

Nature of active faulting and how it relates to tectonics

Volcanism in Owens Valley to Mono Lake and how it relates to tectonics

Solve specific problems raised by the image interpretation

Integrate your field observations with the general geologic history

Course Website & Syllabus:

geomorphology.sites.ucsc.edu/teaching/eart188b/ 

In addition, materials will be posted periodically to the following Google Drive

Class Schedule


April 3: Class Intro

Lab 1: No Lab


April 10: Why GIS, Data Concepts, Projections and Datums

Lab 2:  Creating an Index Map


April 17: Tectonic Architecture of Eastern California

Lab 3: Hilton Creek part I


April 24: Climate History of Eastern California

Lab 4:  Hilton Creek part II


May 1: Strike Slip Faults

Lab 5: Poverty Hills part I


May 8: Bedrock Landslides

Lab 6: Poverty Hills part II


May 15: Volcanic History of Eastern California

Lab 7: Panum Crater


May 22: TBD

Lab 8: Loading data onto Trimble Juno / Exploring GIS resources online


May 29: Memorial Day, no class

Lab 9:  DIY Presentations


June 5: TBD

Lab 10: Create Basemaps for 188A


Wednesday, June 21: Mandatory Pre-departure meeting, 2-3:30 PM in EMS D226

Thursday, June 22: Depart for Camp Ferguson, 7:30 AM at EMS Loading Dock


 Grading

7 Lab assignments + 1 in lab presentation.

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Summer Quarter Schedule (2 Credits)

Goals

Learn to map active faults in a field setting through the interpretation of topography

Learn to interpret volcanic processes based on field observations of volcanic rocks and deposits

188B Summer Schedule 

7/13 (Th) – Leave Camp Ferguson

7/14 (Fr) arrive at SNARL by dinnertime (6:00 p.m.). Camp orientation at 8:00 p.m.

7/15 (Sa) Introductory Field Trip to Area

7/16-7/17 (Su-Mo) Hilton Creek Fault

7/18 (Tu) Work Day, Hilton Creek report due 6:00 PM

7/19-7/21 (We-Fr) Poverty Hills

7/22 (Sa) Work Day, Poverty Hills map and report due 6:00 PM

7/23 (Su) Panum Crater

7/24 (Mo) Work Day, Panum Crater report due 6:00 PM

7/25 (Tu) Clean up and leave SNARL by noon.


 Grading

Hilton Creek Fault Map and Report (33%)

Poverty Hills Map and Report (50%)

Panum Crater Report (17%)