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Junior Sophister Greece Field Trip

April 2015

Greece fieldtrip 2015The 3rd year Geology and Earth Science students have just returned from a two week field trip visiting three classic localities in Greek geology - the Gulf of Corinth and the islands of Naxos and Santorini.

Amongst other things, the students observed recent extensional tectonics and sedimentation, mapped marine terraces recording uplift from active faulting over the last 230,000 years, investigated tsunami deposits amongst the ruins of ancient Corinth, mapped a metamorphic core complex, and logged volcanoclastic deposits on Santorini’s spectacular stratovolcano.

Thanks very much to Drs. Chris Nicholas, David Chew and Teresa Ubide for organizing such an interesting and varied schedule. Despite the unexpected rain, the students knuckled down to produce some great field notebooks and maps. We’re looking forward to next year!

Photo credit: David Chew