Monell Auditorium, LDEO

2009 ES-SSA Meeting

October 5-6

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, New York, 10964

Field Trip

Field trip start at 9:00 am in front of Geoscience building at Lamont Campus. You can drive to Lamont Campus and park your car either at the Geoscience or General parking lot and go to the Geoscience building (within 2 minutes).

A field trip is being planned for Sunday, October 4, 2009, to see geologic structures associated with earthquakes in the Greater New York City region. We will visit the Ramapo fault, which is associated with a linear zone of seismicity and has been discussed as a possible source of damaging earthquakes. We will also visit a branch of the 125th Street fault that crosses northern Manhattan and offsets the Mesozoic Palisades sill. This fault is a member of a family of NW-striking faults, which are associated with most of the larger earthquakes in the area. We will visit the Hudson Gorge near the Ramapo fault and the nuclear power plant at Indian Point.

Starts at 9:00 am in front of GeoScience building at Lamont Campus

9:00 am Gather at Lamont Campus, at the GeoScience building

9:00-10:00 Lamont to Manhattan, 125th Street

10:00-11:00 walk around 125th Street Fault on Manhattan

11:00-12:00 Manhattan to Anthony's Nose via Dobbs Ferry fault (north of Peekskill)

12:00-13:00 walk around Anthony's Nose and Lunch

13:00-13:30 to Wappingers Falls (north of Beacon)

13:30-14:30 walk around Wappingers Falls

14:30-15:00 to Suffern, NY

15:00-16:00 walk around Suffern looking around Ramapo fault

16:00-17:00 Return to Lamont Campus

17:00-19:30 Icebreaker and meeting registration at Monell building