Saturday, July 1st Field trip!

Shuttle pick up for the field trip is at 8:15am at 2415 Bowditch Street

On Saturday, July 1st Sarah Penniston-Dorland and Christy Till will lead a group field Trip to Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve on the Tiburon Peninsula. (Link to Google Maps)

mountain eclogite

The Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County provides excellent exposures of amphibolite, eclogite and blueschist blocks in matrix from the Franciscan subduction mélange complex along with serpentinized harzburgite, as well as spectacular views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. This one day field trip will offer an opportunity to observe in-situ rocks exhumed from the Franciscan subduction zone, as well as learn about how we estimate the thermal conditions at the slab-wedge interface in subduction zones.

The Tiburon Peninsula is easily accessed via a 40-minute bus drive. Goldie will coordinate shuttles to and from the location, and will email those interested with more information soon. This field trip will include a half hour of easy to moderate hiking and a picnic lunch. We will return to Berkeley by mid-afternoon.

Google Maps route

In order to attend the July 1st field trip, you will need to sign and complete the waiver form. Email Goldie at: for the waiver form. Please sign and submit it before June 10th.

By completing the waiver form, you are committing to attend the CIDER field trip. Late RSVP’s will not be guaranteed inclusion and failure to attend after RSVPing (barring unforeseen emergencies) may result in administrative/cancellation charges. Please email Goldie if you have any questions.

2017 Summer Program

"Subduction Zone Dynamics"

June 19 to July 21, 2017
University of California, Berkeley

Admission results will be available by the end of March 2017