A great week in Tierra del Fuego
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.
There was one bad thing about this trip … I left my iPod on the flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aries … arghh!