Field Trip to Upstate New York: Assembly and Breakup of Supercontinents
Field Trip Resources
- A Google Earth file with field trip stops (KML)
- Field Trip Guide (PDF - 4.2MB)
- Prof. Taylor Perron discusses the process of planning a good field trip.
Photographs from the Fall 2014 Field Trip
All images are courtesy of Taylor Perron and used with permission.
Prof. Perron points out a feature on a rock hand sample. The students of 12.001 investigate an outcrop. The students of 12.001 investigate a breccia along a major fault. The instructor points out breccia along a fault. Prof. Jagoutz explains the local geology. The teaching assistants demonstrate how to measure strike and dip. The class walks through the Canajoharie gorge. The class measures the strike and dip of beds near the Canajoharie gorge. Steeply dipping beds. Students walk to an outcrop. Prof. Jagoutz leads a discussion near a stream.