Geologists interested in learning about the coast, siliciclastic depositional systems, and reservoir analogs.
To gain an understanding of fluvial and deltaic systems along the Texas Coast; discuss preservation potentials of different systems; and to use the modern deposits as reservoir analogs.
This field trip focuses on the late Quaternary depositional systems of the upper Texas coast, including the Brazos River and its wave-dominated delta, the Oyster Creek meanderbelt, Follets Island, the San Luis Pass tidal delta, and Galveston Island. The trip will emphasize the physical processes associated with shaping these various depositional environments, and will discuss the stratigraphic occurrence of sand bodies associated with these coastal systems. There will be a focus on linking physical processes to the geological record, and also describing the sequence stratigraphic framework of the upper Texas coastal systems.
Depart at 8:00 a.m.
Stop #1 The Brazos River Modern Point Bar
Stop #2 New Brazos Delta and Beaches
Return to Freeport, stop at gas station, drive to Surfside
Stop #3 Old Brazos River Delta at Surfside Beach:
There may be bathrooms at this stop.
Stop #4 Follets Island
Stop #5 San Luis Pass
There may be bathrooms at this stop
Stop #6 Galveston Island Beach
Stop #7 Galveston Island Sea Wall End
Return to highway and travel east to 61st Street (or drive through historic district if time to see houses that survived 1900 storm)
Return around 6:00 p.m.
Students: $75 (Sold Out - Students spots have been filled)
Applicable Credits: 7 PDH; 0.7 CEU
Wellner is a sedimentologist and stratigrapher who works primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Antarctica on questions related to sediment facies, stratigraphic architecture, glacial history, and sea-level change. She earned her PhD from Rice University in 2001 where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship.
There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.
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