Tag Archives: Fieldwork

GPS Training for Summer Fieldwork

WOOSTER, OH – In preparation for the summer field season, some Wooster Geologists are being trained on new GPS equipment. We learned the importance of thoughtfully crafting a data dictionary prior to heading to the field. Features and  attributes were … Continue reading

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Using the iPad in geological fieldwork

KÄINA, ESTONIA–It is not yet one of my regular bits of field equipment, and I am certainly far from an expert with its use, but I can say a few things about the value of an iPad in geological fieldwork. … Continue reading

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A pleasant spring afternoon of geology in Ohio

WOOSTER, OHIO–I let my Sedimentology & Stratigraphy class talk me into an afternoon field trip to Spangler (or Wooster Memorial) Park just west of town. It was a perfect day of sunshine and cool breezes. While I made plans to … Continue reading

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Urban Dinosaurs

My last geological fieldwork (if we can call it that) in Israel on this trip was to examine the Upper Cretaceous limestones and dolomites exposed in Jerusalem. I far prefer my rocks be found in pristine wilderness areas with only … Continue reading

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The Drawbacks of Working in the Golan Heights

Today we could visit only one Jurassic site in the Golan. The others were in a militarily sensitive area to which we were not admitted, even after a long conversation with the commanding officer and classic geological special pleading. (“But … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in the Golan Heights

I finally got out into the field today. My Israeli colleagues and I left Jerusalem early in the morning and arrived about noon in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on the slopes of Mount Hermon. It is a lovely … Continue reading

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Fieldwork Audio Post

Speaking of fieldwork, check out my audio podcast on a typical day of fieldwork in Iceland. I learned how to make this (and do a lot of other neat stuff) in the Instructional Technology Fellows Workshop.

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Preparing for a Geological Expedition

The challenge of preparing for a geological expedition is to be ready for anything and yet also be as mobile as possible. We will be measuring, collecting, mapping, drilling, digging, and photographing, all while making certain the team is well … Continue reading

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