12.114 Field Geology I

As taught in: Fall 2005

A student measuring the strike and dip of a rock face.

A student demonstrates the technique for measuring the strike and dip of geological features in the field with a Brunton compass. (Image courtesy of Mariela Perignon and Ben Crosby.)




Ben Crosby
(Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor)

Prof. B. Clark Burchfiel

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes slide shows and lab exercises in preparation for geology field camp.

Course Description

The course provides students with (1) an introduction to the geologic history of western North America, with particular emphasis on our field camp location and (2) an introduction to both digital and traditional techniques of geological field study. The weather permitting, several weekend field exercises provide practical experience in preparation for Field Geology II (12.115). It presents introductory material on the regional geology of the locale of 12.115.