Field Trip Updates, Meeting Place and Schedule:
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
“Geology, Frontier History and Selected Wineries of the Hill Country Appellation, Central Texas Field Trip”
Dr. Pete Rose
This field trip is an “old favorite.” It travels west from Austin across Lower Cretaceous carbonates and sandstones into the Paleozoic and Precambrian terrains of the Llano Uplift. Along the way, the colorful frontier history of the region is recounted – tales of Indians and US Cavalry, settlers and cowboys, Texas Rangers and outlaws. The region has now become famous for its developing wine-producing industry. The field trip will stop at three Hill Country wineries, where the relation between bedrock geology, terroirs and wine-types will be discussed and evaluated. This trip is specially designed for those interested in geology, history and wine. Click photo to view larger.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
“Mass Transport Deposits a Virtual Field Trip”
QCL and JSG Researchers
During this virtual field trip, participants will have the opportunity to be embedded in a guided 3D virtual tour that will showcase the main geomorphological elements of marine mass transport deposits. More than 20,000 km2 of high quality 3D seismic data from offshore Trinidad, the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Morocco will be manipulated using state of the art visualization techniques to image spectacular mass transport deposits.
In addition, a core viewing display will be available at the Bureau of Economic Geology core research center. In this session, cores containing a variety of gravity induced deposits will be displayed for viewing and discussion.