Monday, November 21, 2011

Preparing for fieldwork

Welcome to my fieldwork blog!
I'm a graduate student at Columbia University, and I get to spend one day a week working with 8th graders at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School. I hope you'll follow along as I explore the geology of Bangladesh and eastern India.

Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world, and there's a fault along the northern border that may have produced huge earthquakes in the past. By collecting data and observations about this fault, we can improve our understanding of how it deforms, how long it has been active and what sort of destruction it can cause.

On Jan. 3 I depart for a month of fieldwork in Bangladesh and India. There's so much to do before I leave!