undergraduate and graduate. Cost includes tuition, fees, food,
lodging and daily
transportation to the sites. Cost does not include airfare to
Reykjavik . Airfare from US to Reykjavik ranges between 600 and 1500 USD
depending on starting point. Registration on a rolling basis through
March 1, 2013 unless filled earlier. Course limit is16. additional
registrants will be waitlisted.
Arriving Reykjavik no later then morning of Sunday July 29 and leaving
Reykjavik on August 17, 2013
Iceland is a
volcanic wonderland (Pictures
from 2012 Camp). This course in volcanology will explore
Iceland from the south coast where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes
ashore to the highlands near the focus of the Iceland mantle plume.
Subjects that will be considered include: basaltic and rhyolitic lava
flows, tephra characterization, phreatomagmatic features, subglacial
and geothermal power. Projects will
be conducted on active volcanic systems, in Late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanic fields and
in the Tertiary volcanic stratigraphy exposed in
glacial valleys of Iceland.
Prerequisites: Mineralogy, and petrology
required; stratigraphy, structural geology, and volcanology helpful
but not required.
Physical demands: Field work will involve working off-trail
in rugged terrain, and may include several hikes of considerable
length. Students should be both physically prepared and comfortable
with steep terrain.
Climate: Iceland weather is highly unpredictable, but is cool
and mild in the summer with typical highs in 50’s (F) and lows in
the 40’s. Late summer weather is relatively good, but periods of
rain and high winds are not unusual.
Facilities: Lodging for most of the program will be tent
camping in developed campgrounds. Several days of office work
(compilation and and report-writing) will be based out of
hotels/hostels with basic accommodations. The first and last nights
of the program will be spent in Reykjavik. Students will need to
supply their own camping equipment, tent (or arrangement to share),
sleeping bag, and pad, as well as a basic “mess kit”.
Other required equipment: Basic geology tools including
hammer, hand lens, rite-in-the-rain notebook, map case, colored
pencils, Brunton compass (or equivalent), and a GPS unit (note: the
latter two items can generally be borrowed from student’s home
institutions; in special cases these can be borrowed from the camp).
Students will need a laptop computers to complete reports. Suitable clothing
for working in cool wet conditions including waterproof breathable
coat, rain pants, fleece layers, good rugged hiking boots, and
appropriate socks. A complete equipment list will be provided for
participants ahead of the camp.
deposit of $400
online. BHNSFS reserves the right to cancel the camp if the
minimum enrollment is not reached. The full deposit will
be refunded in this case, and applicants will be notified via email
by April 1, 2012.
Brennan T. Jordan, Iceland Camp Coordinator
Department of Earth Sciences
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Dr. Nuri Uzunlar,