While active source work continues offshore aboard the Langseth, seven top undergraduate students selected from across the US are onshore, working hard to learn all about the AACSE through a short course based in Kodiak, AK. For two days, these up-and-coming researchers were immersed in a brief but intensive introduction to seismology, seismic data, instrumentation, GPS, and Alaskan tectonics. Today, they ventured into the field to explore Alaskan geology first-hand. Peter Haeussler (USGS) and Gary Carver (Humbolt State University, Emeritus) led the group through the geology of the accretionary prism in notheastern Kodiak.
Starting tomorrow, these intrepid undergrads will apply their new knowledge by assisting with recovery of the AACSE nodal deployment.
-Aubreya Adams, Colgate University