Geologic Field Studies - California Coastal Areas


Santa Catalina Island
Geology 164


Syllabus 2017


Itinerary 2017


Catalina Homework.pdf


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 file.

Ancillary links:

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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