Volcanology Field Course
The volcanology field based course plans are progressing on schedule. At present MAP administrative staff are organizing local transportation and accommodations for trip participants. Names of participants from each of the countries are required by administrative staff no later than the 15th of July. A formal letter of invitation from MAP has been drafted and has been sent to each country for use in obtaining visas. Please take note of the changes in the itinerary (below) and remember that participants must have visas to visit both Canada and the United States. Participants should bring clothing appropriate for doing field work; although it is summer and temperatures reach the high 20's (ºC) much of the time will be spent in the mountains where evening and nightly temperatures do drop to 0 (ºC). The GSC Vancouver will provide tents, hammers, handlenses, and other field equipment.
Aug. 9: Participants arrive in Vancouver, (overnight in Delta Airport Inn) Aug. 10: Fly to Seattle or Tacoma Washington. Mt. Rainier - ice contact deposits, flows, (overnight in Randall)
Aug. 11: Mt. Rainier Oceola mud flow deposit, (overnight in Castle Rock)
Aug. 12: Mt. St. Helens east side, (overnight in Paradise or Packwood)
Aug. 13: Mt. St. Helens west side - avalanche debris, lahar deposits, surge deposits. Fly back to Vancouver, (overnight at Delta Airport Inn)
Aug. 14: Drive to Wells Gray area. Dr. Murray Journeay and field assistant join the group, (overnight at Wells Gray Inn, camping)
Aug. 15: Wells Gray - ice contact volcanism, subaqueous processes, (overnight at the Wells Gray Inn, camping)
Aug. 16: Wells Gray - ice contact volcanism, subaqueous processes. Drive to Lillooet, (overnight in Lillooet - hotel not yet known)
Aug. 17: Drive to Meager - Coast Plutonic Belt, volcanically triggered catastrophic flood deposits, welded "Merapi" style breccia, (overnight at camp ground)
Aug. 18: Drive to Whistler Mountain. Coast Plutonic Belt, volcanically triggered catastrophic flood deposits, welded "Merapi" style breccia, (overnight at Whistler, camping)
Aug. 19: Fly from Squamish to Mt. Cayley (dacitic complex) - overview of Garibaldi Belt, sample collection, stratigraphy, ice contact features and evidence of recent tectonism. (overnight at Whistler, camping)
Aug. 20: Fly from Whistler to Mt. Cayley (work as Aug. 19), (overnight at Whistler, camping)
Aug. 21: Fly from Whistler to Mt. Cayley (work as Aug. 19). Drive to Vancouver, (overnight Delta Airport Inn). Trip Over
Aug.22: Participants begin return trip home
Please send names of participants from your country to the MAP office no later than July 15th: Fax (604) 666-7507.
Volcanology Field Course Part 2
The second part of the volcanology short course will commence after the November 1998 Executive Council Meetings. The field course will be led by Dr. Moyra Gardeweg (MAP Project Leader) of SERNAGEOMIN Chile. It is tentatively planned for the course to run from November 18-23 out of Antofagasta. Please submit participant names to:
We have received several questionnaires back for the the Mineral Deposits fieldtrip as well as for the FieldLog course.
Overall the feedback was positive, however, there were some criticisms. We have taken note of these criticisms and will use them to help improve future activities.
Total Number of Participants
Fieldlog Mineral Deposits
TOTAL: 38 12
Total Number of Questionnaires Returned
Fieldlog Mineral Deposits
TOTAL: 21 8
Send completed questionnaires to Ms. Claire Despins at:
MAP Staff Update
Bye Bye Ben
We were sad to have to let Dr. Ben Edwards leave the MAP team to start his new career as an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, USA. We wish him the best of luck in the future and look forward to future joint work with him.
University of British Columbia geology student Paul Cordy has joined the MAP team for the summer (the northern hemisphere summer). He will take over some of Dr. Edwards former duties as well as help administrative staff in organizing the Volcanolgy Short Course in Vancouver in August 1998. Paul does not yet have an email address but he can be contacted c/o Mike Ellerbeck at:
Rocío's Admittance to the BC Society of Translators and Interpreters
After successfully completing the required examination, Ms. Rocío Lopez of the MAP administrative staff, recently became a member of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia. The examination was in March of this year. Rocío is in charge of all the technical translations (English-Spanish, Spanish-English) for the project.
Mike to be Married
MAP Project Administrator Mike Ellerbeck will be married on July 18, 1998. He will be away from his post from July 13th through to August 14th. During Mike's absence Rocío Lopez will be in charge of Project Administration and Paul Cordy will be answering Mike's phone.
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