Intructor: Gordon "Oz" Osinski firstname.lastname@example.org BGS 1050
Occuring: Field Course to Arizona and Utah, May 6 -17, 2018
The principle objective of this course is to provide participants with an interdisciplinary field studies experience with an emphasis on comparative planetology through the study of terrestrial analogues. The main focus of the course will be a 10-day residential field experience examining various localities in northern Arizona (AZ) and southern Utah (UT), to take place in May 2017. This region of the Southwestern United States is a world-renowned environment for comparative planetology; the Apollo astronauts were trained there in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Field stops will focus on meteorite impact cratering (e.g., Meteor Crater, AZ; Upheaval Dome crater, UT), volcanism (e.g., Sunset Crater volcanic field, AZ), and canyon and valley formation (e.g., Canyonlands National Park, UT). Many of the locations to be visited are considered world-class terrestrial analogues for the Moon and Mars, such as Meteor Crater: the best-preserved meteorite impact crater on Earth.
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Course Outline: Planetary Surface Processes Field School
The principle objective of this 6-day short course is to provide participants with a strong technical and conceptual grounding in remote sensing data. The course will focus on image analysis; learning the ability to manipulate and analyze a wide variety of remote sensing data sets. Participants will get a hands-on experience applying the learned techniques to diverse terrestrial and planetary data sets and deriving meaningful geologic and environmental information. This course is suitable for advanced graduate students and professionals from the industry and government. It will feature both overview lectures on background theory, as well as hands-on exercises using satellite data, geological maps, and field data. This course is intended to provide the non-specialist analylitcal tools when working with various types of spatial and spectral data.
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Course Outline: Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Short Course