Department of Geosciences - Geology, Geophysics and Geography

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UAF’s Department of Geology and Geophysics offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) and Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Survey (KBGS) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. The course is offered every summer both in Katmai National Park, Alaska, site of the largest eruption on Earth of the 20th century and on one of active volcanoes of Kamchatka, e.g. Mutnovsky and Gorely, Tolbachik, and Karymsky. Students explore and discuss the full range of phenomena that constitutes volcanoes, using some of the best examples in the world. The course is co-taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level by Pavel Izbekov and Taryn Lopez of UAF, as well as by guest scientists from Russia, the US, and Japan. Students come from across the US, Russia, Europe, Japan and occasionally from other countries.

Dates for 2018

June 3 - 16 - field trip to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska

August 6 - 20 - field trip to Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanoes, Kamchatka

Applications are accepted on the continuous basis until all vacancies are filled 

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