Field Experience/Expeditions

FIELD EXPEDITIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2017 (August) British Columbia, Canada: led field research experience for 4 undergraduate students to Hoodoo Mountain volcano, helifly camping for 10 days to examine glaciovolcanic deposits, glacial moraines and measure position of ice edges
  • 2017 (June) Iceland: co-led fieldtrip for Dickinson College alumni to south coast and north coast; gave 5 overview lectures in the field on Iceland geology
  • 2017 (June) Iceland: co-led field research experience trip for 6 undergraduate students to learn lacustrine characterization and sediment sampling, glacial moraine stratigraphy, glaciovolcanic stratigraphy
  • 2017 (March) Arizona/New Mexico: co-lead field trip with 15 undergraduate students to see volcanic and other deposits over spring break; Carrizzozo lava flow, San Carlos volcanic field, etc.
  • 2017 (January) Villarrica volcano, Chile: trip to investigate 2015 avalanche deposits; also visited Llaima, Nevados de Chillan, Antuco volcanoes
  • 2016 (June) Baffin Island/Eclipse Sound, Canadian Arctic: trip to camp on sea ice and make observations about thickness of ice and basic water chemistry (pH, EC, temperature) with 3 students, 2 DC alumni, and Blackfeather Guides
  • 2016 (June-July) Iceland: field mapping, sampling and documentation of geometries of glaciovolcanic pillow ridge (tindar) with Meagen Pollock and 8 students, NSF sponsored
  • 2016 (January) Chile: field mapping and sampling at Villarrica volcano with OVDAS staff and Chilean students and mountain guides, National Geographic Research Committee sponsored
  • 2015 (August) Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, Alaska: rafting down Noatak River with 4 students and 2 DC alumni making observations on permafrost, tundra flora and fauna
  • 2015 (August) Edziza Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada: finishing fieldwork with Meagen Pollock at Pillow Ridge for NSF-sponsored study of the formation of glaciovolcanic pillow lava
  • 2015 (June) Coropuna volcano, Peru: field mapping of ice-contact lavas, collection of lake sediments cores from Pallarcocha above 4,000 m elevation; sponsored by DC and Churchills; worked with OVI staff based in Arequipa
  • 2014 (August) eastern Greenland (including brief Iceland tour): fieldtrip including hiking to glaciers, boat transport around islands, sea kayaking and camping
  • 2014 (June/July) British Columbia, Canada: helicopter basecamp at Edziza Provincial Park to investigate formation of glaciovolcanic pillow lava; helicopter basecamp on Tuya-Kawdy Plateau for mapping, sampling, Gigapan and photogrammetry of glaciovolcanoes
  • 2013 (August) Alaska: helicopter recognizance aerial survey of ongoing Veniaminof eruption; photography and FLIR imagery
  • 2013 (June/July) Iceland: detailed field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic pillow lavas at Undirhliðar and Vatnsskarð quarries, Reykjanes Peninsula
  • 2013 (March-April) Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia: documentation of lava-snow interactions at Tolbachik eruption; measured lava temperatures with thermal probes and FLIR camera; sampling of lava and tephra sections in snow pits; snow-pit observations of lava-snow interactions
  • 2013 (January) Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia: documentation of lava flow morphologies and lava-snow interactions; measured lava temperatures with thermal probes and FLIR camera; sampling of lava and tephra sections in snow pits
  • 2012 (June/July) Iceland: detailed field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic pillow lavas at Undirhliðar and Vatnsskarð quarries, Reykjanes Peninsula; sampling and GPS survey of Eyjafjallajokull summit crater and Gigjokull lava flow
  • 2012 (August) Alaska: float plane recognizance and aerial survey of volcanic deposits in southeastern Alaska (Painted Peak area, SE of Ketchikan)
  • 2011 (June/July) Iceland: detailed field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic pillow lavas at Undirhliðar and Vatnsskarð quarries, Reykjanes Peninsula; sampling and GPS survey of Eyjafjallajokull summit crater and Gigjokull lava flow, sampling of Fimmvorduhals lava field
  • 2010 (June/July) Iceland: detailed field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic pillow lavas at Undirhliðar and Vatnsskarð quarries, Reykjanes Peninsula; aerial survey of Eyjafjallajokull summit crater and Gigjokull lava flow, sampling of Fimmvorduhals lava field
  • 2010 (August) British Columbia: detailed field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic tuya on remote Kawdy Plateau; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2009 (July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of 50+ glaciovolcanic tuya volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Kawdy Plateau, Tuya & Cry Lake regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2008 (Sept-Oct) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of 50+ glaciovolcanic tuya volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Kawdy Plateau, Tuya & Cry Lake regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2007 (July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of 50+ glaciovolcanic tuya volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Kawdy Plateau, Tuya & Cry Lake regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2007 (Sept-Oct) Montserrat, Lesser Antilles: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of deposits containing cognate inclusions in andesitic and basaltic andesitic lava flows and pyroclastic deposits, examination of lahar deposits; hiking
  • 2006 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of 50+ glaciovolcanic tuya volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Kawdy Plateau, Tuya & Cry Lake regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2005 (Sept-Oct) Montserrat, Lesser Antilles: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of deposits containing cognate inclusions in andesitic and basaltic andesitic lava flows and pyroclastic deposits; hiking
  • 2004 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic deposits at Hoodoo Mountain volcano and Bell-Irving volcanic district in remote northwestern British Columbia (Iskut and Bowser Basin regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 2003 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of glaciovolcanic tuya volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Kawdy Plateau, Level Mountain regions; helicopter flycamp and hiking
  • 1999 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of volcanic deposits in the Atlin volcanic district in remote northwestern British Columbia (Atlin region; camping and hiking
  • 1998 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of xenolith-bearing volcanic centres in central British Columbia (Prince George region; hiking)
  • 1997 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance geophysical survey of ice cap of Hoodoo Mountain volcano in remote northwestern British Columbia (Iskut region; helicopter flycamp, skiiing and hiking)
  • 1996 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field mapping, sampling and description of deposits in the Yukon Territories (Alligator Lake) and British Columbia (Hoodoo Mountain); (helicopter flycamp and hiking)
  • 1995 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance field sampling and description of xenolith-bearing glaciovolcanic deposits in remote northwestern British Columbia (Tuya region), the Yukon Territories (Yukon River) and Alaska (Prindle volcano) (helicopter flycamp, Yukon river boat, and hiking)
  • 1994 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance mapping, sampling and deposit characterization at Hoodoo Mountain and Little Bear Mountain volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Iskut region; helicopter flycamp and hiking)
  • 1993 (June-July) British Columbia: recognizance mapping, sampling and deposit characterization at Hoodoo Mountain and Little Bear Mountain volcanoes in remote northwestern British Columbia (Iskut region; helicopter flycamp and hiking)
  • 1989 (June-October) Yellowstone National Park: backcountry ranger tasked with trail maintenance, removal of downed timber, food pole installation (South District; hiking, canoeing, boating)