EART 188A/B – Field Geology
Hilde Schwartz (email@example.com)
Noah Finnegan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spring Quarter Schedule (5 credits), 188A:
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
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
April 2: Class Intro
Lab 1: No Lab
April 9: Why GIS, Data Concepts, Projections and Datums
Lab 2: Creating an Index Map
April 16: Tectonic Architecture of Eastern California
Lab 3: Hilton Creek part I
April 23: Climate History of Eastern California
Lab 4: Hilton Creek part II
April 30: Strike Slip Faults
Lab 5: Poverty Hills part I
May 7: Bedrock Landslides
Lab 6: Poverty Hills part II
May 14: Volcanic History of Eastern California
Lab 7: Panum Crater
May 21: TBD
Lab 8: Loading data onto Trimble Juno / Exploring GIS resources online
May 28: Memorial Day, no class
Lab 9: DIY Presentations
June 4: TBD
Lab 10: Create Basemaps for 188A
June 26 (W): Mandatory Pre-departure meeting, 2-3:30 PM in EMS D226
Summer Quarter Schedule (5 Credits)
Poleta Fold Belt Mapping
June 27 (W) Meet at 2:00 p.m. in D236; bring gear to pack in UCSC vans
June 28 (Th) Depart UCSC at 8:00 a.m. for eastern California. Arrive Camp Ferguson (Westgard Pass) by 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Camp orientation at 8:00 p.m. Attendance required.
June 29 (F) Assemble camp. Introductory field trip.
June 30 (Sat) Measure stratigraphic section of the Poleta Fm. and lower Harkless Fm., Little Poleta.
July1-3 (Sun-T) Map in Little Poleta.
July 4 (W) Office Day; Little Poleta map and cross section due at 6 p.m.
July 5 (Th) Day Off
July 6-8 (F-Sun) Map in Big Poleta
July 9 (M) Field Trip: TBA (Eureka Dunes?)
July 10 (T) Map in Big Poleta
July 11(W) Office Day; Rock Descriptions and Stratigraphic Column due by 6:00 p.m.
July 12 (Th) Day Off
July 13-16 (F-M) Map in Big Poleta; July 16 = Dress-up Day!
July 17-18 (T-W) Office Days; Poleta report, map and cross sections due by 6:00 p.m. on July 18th; begin breaking down camp.
July 19 (Th) Finish camp break down by noon; one free night/day
July 20 (F) 188B begins; arrive at SNARL by 6 p.m.
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
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
July 20 (Fr) arrive at SNARL by dinnertime (6:00 p.m.). Camp orientation at 8:00 p.m.
July 21 (Sa) Introductory Field Trip to Area
July 22-23 (Su-Mo) Hilton Creek Fault
July 24 (Tu) Work Day, Hilton Creek report due 6:00 PM
July 25-27 (We-Fr) Poverty Hills
July 28 (Sa) Work Day, Poverty Hills map and report due 6:00 PM
July 29 (Su) Panum Crater
July 30 (Mo) Work Day, Panum Crater report due 6:00 PM
July 31 (Tu) Clean up and leave SNARL by noon.