This image above is from the Xigaze forearc basin in Tibet and shows a textbook example of filling an ocean basin (the rocks are tilted about 45 degrees). On the far right is a dark greenish rock called an ophiolite (ocean crust), which is overlain by a short section of red radiolarian chert, which is then overlain by a very thick section of brown-yellow turbidites.
Field and lab photos
Exploring the Rocas Verdes Basin with PhD student Fernando Rey, MS student Nick Gross Almonte (Stanford), and Dr. Judith Pardo Perez's team in Chile
UT in UT - Book Cliffs (2022)
Action shots from a portion of UT-Austin's experiential field course (660A) - Here we are reading the rocks of the iconic Book Cliffs of Utah!
Deep-water stratigraphic architecture of Forearc Basins with Jackie Epperson (MS student), Anurag Kulkarni (undergraduate), Nick Gross-Almonte (MS student), and Tim McHargue.
Evolution of the Patagonian Andes with graduate students Steve Dobbs, Fernando Rey, Marianne Coholich, and Nick Gross-Almonte
Sustainable Sand (2021)
Sustainability of sand mining in San Francisco Bay with UT postdoctoral scholar Dr. Zach Sickmann and USGS scientist Dr. Bruce Jaffe
Summer of Seds (2021)
Stanford Sed Group summer undergraduate researchers in the SESUR program: Sophomore Bennie Hesser and Junior Jasmine Lizardo
Tectonic, stratigraphic, and paleoenvironmental evolution of the Rocas Verdes backarc basin, southern Patagonia; with PhD student Steve Dobbs and MS student Mark Raftery
Summer of Seds (2019)
Photos from the lab and field trips with Stanford Sed Group summer undergraduate researchers in the SURGE and SESUR programs
Alaska: Bering Sea and Yukon River Basin (Spring and Summer 2019)
Geologic evolution of the Bering Sea and it's margins; Source-to-sink routing of the Yukon River; Uplift of the Alaska Range; with PhD student Colin White
Tibet: Xigaze Forearc Basin (Summer 2019)
Sedimentology and stratigraphic architecture of the deep-water Xigaze forearc basin, Tibet; with PhD student Mingang Hao
Patagonia: Rocas Verdes Basin (Winter 2019)
Tectonic, stratigraphic, and paleoenvironmental evolution of the Rocas Verdes backarc basin, southern Patagonia; with PhD students Steve Dobbs and Tom Boag, and Dr. Theresa Schwartz (USGS)