CMSS 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes Field Trip

Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Understanding the sedimentary processes and depositional products along continental margins from continental slopes up to coastal systems are the aim of this course. Large-scale geological dynamics, i.e. long-term evolution and great-distance connections, are best seen in rocky outcrops. Also, geological processes taking place offshore of the coasts can be best understood by putting hand and foot on the respective type of deposit. We decided, thus, to go into the woods for an 8-day fieldtrip and look into older geological formations as a paleo-analogue for the modern sedimentary and geological dynamics. The field course consists of presentations by the students, lectures and exercises, and visits of rock outcrops.

CMSS 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes Field Trip Field Notes