Rift Basin Field Seminar in Vertebrate Paleontology and Stratigraphy

G9668x / G9293x

http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/ees/g9668_9293/riftsem.intro.html

G9668x Seminar in Vertebrate Paleontology &
G9293x Seminar in Stratigraphy

Credit: 3 pts.

Purpose: To give the participants interdisciplinary field experience in an Early Mesozoic extensional basins reflecting the integrated nature of Earth system problems.

The course is structured around a series of lectures and field trips beginning with the Fundy Rift of Nova Scotia and progressing further south during the semester.

Requirements/Basis for Grade: Full participation in the field trips and completion of a research project on a topic of the participants interests presented as a www site. Projects could include upper-level virtual field trips to areas we visit that deal with specific research issues, or topics related in a more general way to the field areas.

Readings: Assigned weekly. The readings will be put on reserve in the Geoscience Library (maybe elsewhere as well).

Professor: Paul E. Olsen, Rm. 206 Geoscience. 914-365-8491, polsen@ldeo.columbia.edu
 
 

Schedule - subject to change weekly!

Field   T rip or Lecture Date
Field Trip or Lecture Name
URL (http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/ees/ )
unless otherwise noted
Instructions for Meeting
and Lodging
Readings
9 / 6 / 00
Organizational Meeting
g9668_9293/riftsem.intro.html
Meet 1 PM: Geoscience Lounge - Lamont
 
9 / 8 / 00
Introduction to Rifts and CAM basins and their Paleontology
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2:00 PM: Geoscience
Lounge - Lamont 
1
  9 / 20 / 00 -
9 / 25 / 00
Fundy Rift Basin,
Lectures/ Field Trip
g9668_9293/fundy.html
Cabins and Motels
Details TBA
2
9 / 29 / 00
Sedimentary and Climatic Cyclicity -
Newark Rift, Lecture
 
 Seismology Seminar Room
3
10 / 6 / 00
Introductory Field Trip to Newark Basin
   
4
10/13/00
Sedimentary and Biotic Cyclicty-
Lecture and Core Examination
(at Rutgers)
   
5
  10 / 14 / 00 -
10 / 15 / 00
Connecticut Valley Rift, Field Trip
 
motel
6
 11 / 3 / 00
Climatic and Biotic Zones of the Early Mesozoic, &
Triassic - Jurassic Boundary Lectures
 
 Seismology Seminar Room
7
11 / 4 / 00
 Southern Newark Basin - Triassic-Jurassic Transition Field Trip
   
8
   11 / 10 / 00 - 
11 / 15 / 00
Richmond - Taylorsville, Deep River, and Dan River Rifts - Equatorial Pangea Field Trip: Southern Basins Lectures
 
motels
9
  12 / 1 / 00 -
12 / 3 / 00
Topical Follow up Field Trips / Lectures
 
Geoscience Lounge
 
 12 / 8 / 00 -
12 / 10 / 00
Topical Follow up Field Trips / Lectures
 
 Seismology Seminar Room
 

 
 
 
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 Seismology Seminar Room