Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

EPS 117 Takes Off To The Sierra Nevada’s On Their First Weekend Field Trip Adventure

Friday, September 22, 2017

EPS 117 Takes Off To The Sierra Nevada’s On Their First Weekend Field Trip Adventure

Students and faculty from our highly regarded Earth and Planetary Science course 117 (Geomorphology) debarked on their first of three field trips for the semester.

Studying the Quantitative examination of landforms, the students spent the weekend in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to observe the runoff generation, weathering, mechanics of soil erosion by water and wind, mass wasting, glacial and periglacial processes and hillslope evolution first hand.

EPS 117 is a challenging 15-week, 4-unit course, with 3 hours of lecture and laboratory work per week and is a required course for graduation for some of our undergraduate majors.

We look forward to sharing more photos of their trip in the near future.