The UC Berkeley geology field camp was held in Long Valley Caldera during summer 2014. Michael helped with two projects: mapping Panum Crater and peforming a gravity survey across and within the caldera. The first project was motivated by trying to better understand how the dome formed, and how long ash erupted into the atmosphere. With the second project we are trying to determine the origin of the inflation in the caldera. Is it caused by magma intrusion? or is it hydrothermal in origin? Great students and science!
Checking out the tablet computers.
Jason collecting samples. Jason collected samples at 290 locations.
On the top of Panum, looking for the contact between the North and South domes.
Walking the tuff ring, with Mono Lake in the background.
Mapping columns in the Bishop tuff, adjacent to Lake Crowley.
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