Field methods and digital data analysis (DeArGeoNet Workshop)

Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 08:00 to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 18:00
Location: 
NW Argentina - Salta - Cafayate - Santa Maria

 

Photo by Rodrigo Quiroga

The workshop is a blend of field instruction and on-site outcrop studies, lectures and hands-on exercises with the aim to recognize climatic and tectonic impacts on surface processes and landscape evolution. Lectures and field instruction will provide an introduction to the rich structural and sedimentological evolution of the area, an overview of the climatic and paleoclimatic characteristics, and a discussion of regional seismicity and paleoseismological aspects. Field instruction includes drone-based and digital photography data collection, digital grain- and pebble-size counting, and sampling methods for suspended sediment classification and retrieval of organic material. Desk-top exercises will involve the use of remotely sensed data and digital elevation models applied to the landslide-prone and tectonically active Quebrada de Cafayate area.

Photo by Rodrigo Quiroga