Nepal: Himalayas Geology Field Camp

Himalayas Geology Field Camp
Start Date
May 23, 2022
End Date
June 11, 2022

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

The metamorphic rocks north of Khudi and the major fault will be the topics of the first mapping project which is based on field observations, topographic maps, use of Brunton and other field skills. The terrain is challenging and the access is via trails.

The Second large project involves mapping of Geomorphological landforms and measuring active processes in the high altitude field area near Sundar Mountain.

 The third large mapping project takes place just South of Annapurna peaks (some of the highest mountains on Earth) in an alpine valley that bears moraines and other Quaternary features of former glaciations. The field work is aided by airphoto analyses, topographic maps, soil analyses, and other field skills.

The fourth project requires students to pull together all the maps they have generated over the course of the camp into a comprehensive regional view of the geologic history of the Annapurna area.

The course includes preparation of geologic maps, and completion of formal reports for selected locations in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The projects involve all the main fields of geology that are accessible in the area.

Prerequisites include: completion of junior year of study, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Geomorphology, or consent of the Director

Course Title(s)
Himalayas Geology Field Camp
Dr. Jaakko Putkonen

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