class web site: http://magician.ucsd.edu/~ltauxe/sio100/
Class room: 3030 York Hall, Fridays 9am-12:50pm
plus one week-end field trip and one afternoon field trip
Instructors: Lisa Tauxe, x46084, firstname.lastname@example.org, 300C Ritter Hall
Geoff Cook, email@example.com
TA: Natalie Juda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book -"Procedures in Field Geology” by Tom Freeman, Field notebook (handed out first day of class), clip board, protractor, ruler, colored pencils, tracing paper, BOOTS, hat, sunscreen, day pack, water bottle.
Structure of the class:
This class will consist of a series of ﬁeld projects each worth from 5 to 10% of the ﬁnal grade except the last project, which serves as a ﬁnal exam and is worth 30% of the total grade.
There will be some lectures, but we will try to get “out in the ﬁeld” as early and often as possible. For many projects, you will have to return to the ﬁeld area on your own time after class.
Projects will usually be due the Friday after they were assigned. There will be one compulsory week-end ﬁeld trip and one compulsory afternoon field trip.
Arrive at each class at the designated place ON TIME and ready for the ﬁeld (with all the required stuff.)
1) Class participation: You will lose 5% off your assignment for every 5 minutes you are late to class (by Instructor's watch), so show up on time every time.
2) Notebook entries: All data included in your report must come from your notebooks. Notebook entries must be dated and be legible.
3) Field reports (ﬁgures and text if required): Follow ALL instructions carefully. Turn in assignments on time.
Sept. 24: Meet in 3030 York. Introduction, logistics. Introduction to pace and compass mapping. Assignment # 1(5%) Transit handout.
Oct. 1: Meet in 3030 York. Introduction to Google Earth, GPS, and topographic maps [Assignment #2] (5%) Handout.
Oct. 8: Meet at corner of North Torrey Pines and Expedition Way at 9:00 am. How to make a topographic map. Assignment #3 (5%). Handout.
Oct. 15: Meet at corner of La Jolla Shores and North Torrey Pines at 9:00 am in field clothes (comfy shoes or boots, hat, sunscreen if necessary, water, field notebook, pencil). We will be measuring a stratigraphic section. Assignment #4 (10%). Useful chapters in Compton, Geology in the Field.
Oct. 22nd: Meet in York Hall 3030 at 9:00am. Lecture on stereonets, measuring strikes and dips, measuring dipping sections using air photos and geological maps. Preparation for field trip. Handout
Oct. 23-24: Week end field trip to Anza Borrego State Park. Meet in Revelle parking lot at 7 am on Saturday with sleeping bag, tent (optional), boots, hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, long sleeve shirt and long pants. If you need camping equipment, you can rent it from Outback Adventures for a very reasonable rate.
Project 1: Strikes/dips, airphotos and stereonets.Assignment #5 (5%) [stereonet]
Project 2: Measuring a dipping section Assignment #6 (5% )
Day 2: Intro to geological maps and geological sampling techniques. Assignment #7 (10%).
Oct 29th: Outcrop sketch in Penasquitos Canyon. Wear BOOTS and bring a hat and water. Rain gear if needed. We will leave at 8:30 am from the Revelle Parking Lot. We will be back by 12:50. Bring your notebook, clipboard, colored pencils and an eraser. If you have one, bring a camera. Assignment # 8 (5%) Read Chapter 3, section on outcrop sketches before class!
Nov 5th: Torrey Pines State Park - Field trip. We will take the #101 bus from the corner of North Torrey Pines and La Jolla Shores Dr at 8:59 am to the park and return on the 12:07 pm bus. Bring your validated student IDs. Final Project (30%). [Additional readings] Bring: sunscreen, water, comfortable walking shoes, notebook, and clipboard. You will have to return to complete the project on your own! Be sure to document each visit in your field notebook. You are required to make at least three visits (including today's). You may consult with other students in the field but all the data for the map must be based on your own observations as documented on the map, airphoto and notebook.
Nov 12th: : Measuring structural features in the field - trip to Santee boulders. We will LEAVE from the Revelle parking lot at 9 am. Assignment #9 (10%)
Nov 19th: Meet in 3030 York for a lecture on how to make geological cross sections. Bring your notebook, topo sheet and airphoto and the beginnings of your map to 3030 York at 9am. Also bring a RULER, PENCILS and some graph paper. We will help you make a vertical cross section. The cross section is part of the final. Cross section handout.
Nov 26th: Thanksgiving break- no class
Dec 3rd: NB: this is in the afternoon! Walk along the beach to Del Mar. We will leave from Scripps pier at 12:00 pm. Students can either walk home (it is a nice walk) or return by way of the #101 bus from Torrey Pines State Park. For the bus, bring your validated student IDs. Assignment #10 (10%).
Dec 10th. Final Exam (30%) due by 11am. Turn it in in 3030 York. Late exams will NOT be accepted.