BLKDOG40 said:thats awesome!
what kind of water purfier are you using?
Have a good trip!
I put PB on everything; jerky, cliff bars or just eat it with a spoon. Every so often we'll make a flat bread thing.NorCalDoug said:What are you gonna rub the PB on? You trust the local bakers or...is that what the Pepto (and anti-diarrheal is for?
I am a geologist too..GeoRoss said:I'm a geologist working on the timing and the style of deformation in Tibet, just a small cog in my research group.
It is just more time efficient to boil water instead of filtering or using iodine, although I bring a saturated iodine solution for emergencies. Filters would clog too fast unless you use something like alum to flocculate the clay particles.
Immodium AD is about the best thing every made in IMHO .
srafj40, I've got about 6 llbs of turkey jerky in that pile .
I'll be sharing some of this with a couple of guys. Just need some better wipes and some more books. I'm looking forward to it, just too long to be away from the family.
I'll be an area bracketing the Qiangtang suture near Amdo, one of the few known exposures of lower crust in Tibet. Alot of field mapping (1:100,000) and sample collection for U/Pb dating, thermochronology and P/T on an isoprobe. I'll be doing some recon work to the east looking for more basement exposures.Mace said:I am a geologist too..
Wanna narrow down your field of study a bit lol
You just made all of that up, didn't you?GeoRoss said:I'll be an area bracketing the Qiangtang suture near Amdo, one of the few known exposures of lower crust in Tibet. Alot of field mapping (1:100,000) and sample collection for U/Pb dating, thermochronology and P/T on an isoprobe. I'll be doing some recon work to the east looking for more basement exposures.
The research group I am with have been mapping Tertiary and Cretaceous fold-thrust belts across the plateau since the Chinese opened Tibet to Western scientists in the early 90's. First off, there is a need for first order mapping across most of the plateau. Secondly, it is to better understand the nature of deformation and timing to see how it pairs up with models of lower crustal flow as a means to understand in inversese metamorphism seen in the Himalaya for example. Personally, I have problems with crustal flow, but it is the bandwagon everyone is on right now. Not enough data to really say for sure.
It is like mapping in the Western US around the early 1900's, one of the few places left for first order mapping. If global warming keeps up though that should open up Antarctica . This is my first trip over there so I am a bit nervous and very excited.
I didn't make that up, it was the 100 drunk, poo-flinging monkeys in front of computers that I have in the back room who made it upswank60 said:You just made all of that up, didn't you?
So what do you do? Go over and gather data, and when you get back to the states, go through it all? Or is this one piece of a much larger puzzle you're working on (as aluded above)? I don't know squart about it, but it sounds interesting - and should be one hell of a trip!
srafj40 said:How did the plateau grow, south to north????
My uneducated guess is, India slamming into Asia may have a little to do with it.