Hunor Deak at the University of Edinburgh: Geology tidbits from my different field trips from Geophysics to Teaching
I had lots of interesting field trips with the university. A visited a fair few countries in Europe, such as Romania and Spain. I learnt about deep geological time, I learnt about a great range of fields within geology.
The blog covered my life at the University of Edinburgh as a geology student, Student Ambassador and as a resident presiding in the Athens of the North. If you want to learn about the amazing geology of Scotland or explore the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde nature of the city, this is the space to chart! I covered poetry, geology seminars, field trips, university life, tourism in Edinburgh and everything Scottish.
I had field trips and outdoor laboratory activities which were not strictly connected to geology but to the broader field of GeoSciences. The aim of the field trips was to build on the lectures and indoor laboratory work. The field trips and outdoor activities lasted from a few hours to a day.
– Geology field excursion to Stonehaven to see the Highland Boundary Fault and the surrounding sequences.
– Palaeontology field excursion to Wardie Bay in Edinburgh to learn about fossils in the area.
– Enterprise Initiative project training at Old College, University of Edinburgh run by GWP Consultants. The class focused on Resource Evaluation, Cement Making and Open Pit Design.
– A 1 day visit to the secondary school Boroughmuir High School, to see how the subjects of geography and chemistry are taught to s1 and s2 pupils.
– Archaeology based geology field trip to Taszok Teto in Harghita, Romania to see carved stones made out of local volcanic material.
– Hydrogeology excursion to River Almond at Cramond, Edinburgh to learn about soil deposition by rivers.
– Near surface geophysics survey of Blackford Hill in Edinburgh.
– Training on how to use near surface geophysics equipment.
– Meteorology based cloud and weather surveys on the top of the James Clerk Maxwell Building at King’s Buildings, Edinburgh.
– Hydrogeology excursion to the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre flood control scheme in Edinburgh.
– Visit to the Biochar Research Center at King’s Buildings, Edinburgh to learn about plant based CCS.
– Soil surveys around Blackford Hill in Edinburgh.
I have done field work with the following courses: Applied Hydrogeology and Near Surface Geophysics (EASC10101); Introduction to Geophysics (EASC08008); Meteorology: Atmosphere and Environment (METE08001); Soil, Water and Atmospheric Processes (ECSC08003); Topics in Palaeobiology and Evolution (EASC10100); Frontiers in Research (EASC10089).
I attended a weekend geology field excursion as part of the course: Evolution of the Modern Earth and Cyprus Excursion for Geologists (EASC10120). I visited the area around Ballantrae. I studied mass scale folding, deep sea sediments, pillow lavas and deep crustal igneous rocks.
The aims of the field trip were to improve our note taking skills and have us learn more about ophiolites.
Pillow lavas in the lab. #Lava #Edinburgh pic.twitter.com/raKkR6LIrb
— Bernard Hunor Traian Ochterlonie Deak ⚒ 🦖🦕💎🔬🔶 (@Hunor10) February 19, 2018