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Sedimentary Geology and Depositional Systems:
GS106 (undergraduate level), Winter 2018
Co-instructed with Prof. Don Lowe, this course covers topics of weathering, erosion and transportation, deposition, origins of sedimentary structures and textures, sediment composition, diagenesis, sedimentary facies, tectonics and sedimentation, and the characteristics of the major siliciclastic and carbonate depositional environments
Crossing the Cordillera
10-Day field trip from Salt Lake City, UT to San Francisco, CA that transects western U.S. Cordilleran system from the Cretaceous foreland basin, through the extended hinterland in the Basin and Range province, to the convergent margin system of California (Sierra Nevada Arc/batholith, the Great Valley forearc basin, and the Franciscan accretionary prism).
Part 1: 3 days in the foreland fold and thrust belt, Utah
Part 2: 4 days in the hinterland and basin and range province, Nevada
Part 3: 3 days in the convergent margin system, California
Jurassic–Cretaceous Evolution of the Patagonian Andes and Magallanes–Austral Foreland Basin, Southern Patagonia
This 7 day field trip covers spatial and temporal transect of the Magallanes–Austral Foreland Basin exposed in the Patagonian Andes of Argentina. On this trip, we explore the stratigraphic record that records both the Jurassic back-arc basin phase of the orogen and the successor retroarc foreland basin phase.