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A great week in Tierra del Fuego

March 9, 2008

I’m back in California after quite a long journey home.

I spent the past six days at a research conference in Ushuaia, Argentina, which is in Tierra del Fuego and the self-proclaimed southernmost city in the world (almost 55 degrees south).

The focus of the conference was to revisit the variable mechanisms of sediment delivery from river mouths and coasts to the shelf and/or into deep-marine basins. It was very nice to go to such a focused conference like this … I have mostly been to the big meetings so far in my career. This conference had about 40 people and most everybody gave a talk or poster … so everybody was involved and engaged in the topic. There was three days of talks and then two days of a field trip to examine some Miocene outcrops on the northeastern (Atlantic) coast of Tierra del Fuego.

I’ll post about some of the highlights of the meeting soon … in the mean time, here are some photographs from the field trip.

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There was one bad thing about this trip … I left my iPod on the flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aries … arghh!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2008 6:20 pm

    Well, I for one am glad you are back, and am looking forward to great photos. While you were gone, I found out that your blog is one of the few I can view at work, and with your feeds, I can keep up a little with the news as it comes out during the day. I don’t think it’s just a feature of wordpress v. blogger and what is filtered at work, but maybe that’s it. Strange that they filter out scienceblogs!

  2. March 9, 2008 7:12 pm

    Welcome home, Brian! Sorry to hear about the iPod. Hope all your field photos made it back safely! Looking forward to them…

  3. March 9, 2008 7:12 pm

    Silver Fox … thanks for the kind words … and I look forward to checking out your blog … i’m always happy to find others with geo-related blogs.

  4. March 10, 2008 3:39 am

    Terrific photos! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  5. March 10, 2008 12:43 pm

    Awesome! Leaf fossils!

  6. March 11, 2008 12:02 am

    Great trip, Brian! And welcome home!

    As for your ipod, if it is any consolation I did the same thing coming back from a trip to Rome during which we planned the last Concordia summer campaign. At least I think that’s what happened. At any rate, I have not seen my ipod since (and it has been over five months…)

  7. March 11, 2008 5:08 am

    Great pictures Brian !

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