This is the index page for Wooster’s Team Utah 2022 expedition (May 20-29, 2022). The primary goal of this fieldwork was to provide data and samples for the Independent Study theses of Lucie Fiala (left) and Shipei (Vicky) Wang (right). We are also always looking for future IS project ideas, and continuing some long-term research projects. The accompanying staff were Nick Wiesenberg (geological technician), Dr. Shelley Judge (structural geologist and tectonicist), and me, Wooster’s sedimentologist and paleontologist. We hope you enjoy following our travel and scientific log on these pages.
This stratigraphic column from the National Park Service details the stratigraphy of southwestern Utah. Our expedition was to continue long-term Wooster explorations of the Carmel Formation (Middle Jurassic) near the top (marked with the red dot). We also visited a section in the Moenkopi Formation (Early Triassic) on our last day. We are preceded by several Wooster teams in the 1990s and most recently by Team Utah 2018, Team Utah 2019, and Team Utah 2020.
Here are the links to our daily field posts —
May 21: Wooster Geologists return to southwestern Utah
May 22: Second field day in SW Utah Jurassic: Wooster geologists begin their projects
May 23: Back to the Eagle Mountain Ranch and its magnificent exposures
May 24: Wooster geologists serve their time in Buggy Gulch
May 25: Up the steep slopes for a trace fossil reward in Dammeron Valley
May 26: Jackson Peak section: Another gnatty adventure
May 27: A culture and nature day for Team Jurassic Utah 2022
May 28: Wooster Geologists Team Jurassic Utah dips down into the Triassic for its last field day