Geologic Field Studies - California Coastal Areas
Santa Catalina Island
Here is the November 1984, California Geology article by Stephen M. Roland that you need to read before the trip. Geology of Santa Catalina Island.pdf
Geologic Overview of Catalina Island Power Point (updated 8/9/17): To see the lecture
notes which accompany each slide, open these in the fully functioning Power Point
app (not just the viewer).
Catalina Geology Overview 1 2017.pptx
Catalina Geology Overview 2 2017.pptx
Catalina Geology Overview 3 2017.pptx
Catalina Geology Overview 4 2017.pptx
Field Trip Guidebook 2017.pdf I will make copies of this and hand it out the day of the trip, but feel free to check
it out now if you would like to preview the trip.
Catalina.kmz If you have Google Earth installed and are browsing in Chrome or Firefox,
just open the .kmz file so you can see the geology overlaid on the topography. You
can adjust the transparency of the overlays in Google Earth with the slider found
under the list of "Places". You may also examine the field trip routes this .kmz
Bound-Sanders et al, 1987, Miocene Geologic History of Eastern Santa Catalina Island
Grove et al, 2006, Medial Cretaceous Subduction Erosion of Southwestern North America:
New Hypothesis for the Formation of the Catalina Schist
Atwater 1998, Plate Tectonic History of Southern California with Emphasis on the Western
Transverse Ranges and Northern Channel Islands
Sorensen, 1984, Petrology of Basement Rocks of the California Continental Borderland
and the Los Angeles Basin.
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