GEOL 373 Regional Geology: Greece 2015

Positioned on the plate boundary between the African and European tectonic plates, the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea display a remarkable breadth of geology. In this course, students spent three weeks in the Greek isles exploring the diverse geology of Greece with a particular emphasis on the regional tectonics. Topics studied included: high‐pressure/low‐temperature metamorphism, deformation mechanisms, structural and thermal evolution of convergent wedges, geomorphology of actively uplifted landscapes, subduction zone volcanism, the development of metamorphic core complexes, and tectonic mélanges. We saw a lot of amazing geology, ate a lot of great food, and had an all-around great time.

Prerequisite: for geology majors