The following are pictures I took on a week-long sedimentology and stratigraphy field trip through central and coastal California led by Professors Steve Altaner, Ronadh Cox and Steve Graham back in 1996. We started in an ophiolite complex in the Sierra Nevadas, drove through submarine fan sequences in the Great Valley and examined the rocks of the Franciscan subduction complex as well as coastal erosional and depositional processes. The trip ended with turbidites (Bouma sequences) near Monterey and some surface expressions of the San Andreas Fault Zone.
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