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Carbonates graduate class, led by Assistant Professor Dustin Sweet, visits San Salvador, Bahamas to examine modern carbonate environments. Much snorkeling was to be had, including a variety of patch reefs and a float down a tidal channel during ebb tide. Students collected and analyzed sediments from beach profiles, Thallassia and sand flats, tidal channel and ebb deltas to compare the grain size spectrums and associated varying energy regimes. The field trip was partially funded by BP. Thanks BP!
Geoscience Research Day 2012 A Great Success. - 9 May 2012
1st Place: Aaron Watters, Early Permian wind parameters recorded in the Lyons Fm., Manitou Springs, CO.
2nd Place: Heather Wood, A two-case study of convective initiation off the dryline in the Texas panhandle.
Honorable Mention: Trudy Watkins, Quartz preferred orientation and its impact on thermal anisotropy in sandstone and quartite.