Field and Applied Research on the Gulf of California Rift Margin Basins, Baja California Sur
The Baja Basins IRES seeks to provide students with a unique U.S.-Mexican collaborative research opportunity that combines digital field mapping techniques with state-of-the-art laboratory analytical work on the tectonic evolution of the Santa Rosalía basin area in the Gulf of California rift. Few places in the world expose volcanic and marine sedimentary sequences and large uplifted Quaternary terraces that can be used to understand the processes involved in the progressive stages of continental breakup. Because of the rapid tectonic motion in the Gulf of California rift, the Santa Rosalía basin is a site where the stratigraphic history and processes of deformation can be studied in detail with exceptional exposures and accessible outcrops.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2018.
• Travel to Baja México including room and board at the Minera Boleo Mine;
(January 3 – 24, 2019).
• Travel allowance and housing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the
summer session during July 8 – August 2, 2019
• Stipend (for July session at UMKC)
Dr. Tina Niemi and Dr. Cathy Busby