[unav_all] Field School in Bangladesh

Michael Steckler steckler at ldeo.columbia.edu
Thu Oct 3 03:05:13 MDT 2013

Field School in Bangladesh: Interaction of Sedimentation and 
Tectonics. in the Ganges-Brahmaputra River Delta

February 21 - March 7, 2014, Bangladesh

As part of a multidisciplinary international project coordinated by 
the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, we are 
offering a field school on the sedimentary and tectonic processes, 
and their interaction in the geologically dynamic Ganges-Brahmaputra 
River Delta.  The world's largest delta is being accreted on to the 
Burma subduction system and overthrust by the Shillong Massif, 
leading to complex interplay of fluvial and tectonic processes. As 
part of the field school, alternating lectures, training, and field 
excursions will be led by US and Bangladeshi project scientists. We 
will cover topics ranging from river dynamics such as channel island 
migration and avulsions, and tectonics, such as active folding of the 
deltaic sediments in the subduction-accretion system and the blind 
overthrust of the Shillong basement-cored anticline. We will also 
focus on their interaction, such as the influence of tectonics on 
avulsion rates and control of thrusting by the upward coarsening 
delta strata. The lectures will review foundations and basic 
techniques and discuss research activities and results of the 
BanglaPIRE project (http://BanglaPIRE.org). Field sites range from 
the mobile sand islands of the Brahmaputra River to the folds of the 
onshore Burma Arc accretionary prism. The school will offer an 
opportunity for students to participate in a "live" 
multidisciplinary, international research program. The research 
project and summer school are funded by the Partnerships for 
International Research and Education (PIRE) program of the US 
National Science Foundation. The school will be an advanced study 
program aimed at graduate students (doctoral level) and post-doctoral 
fellows. The school will cover lodging, meals, and field trip costs 
for all participants. Funds to travel to Bangladesh will be available 
for participants from US universities, with limited funds for other 
students. Because of logistic constraints, the number of students is 
limited to about 30, half US and half local. Priority will be given 
to applicants with an interest in multidisciplinary research spanning 
sedimentary and tectonic environments.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.BanglaPIRE.org/education

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, with December 20 
as the cutoff date for receipt of applications.

Michael S. Steckler                                    Tel: 845 365-8479
61 Route 9W                                             Cell: 845 323-0202
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory           Fax: 845 365-8179
Palisades, NY 10964                      steckler at ldeo.columbia.edu
Bangladesh:  http://www.banglapire.org
Calabria:       http://geomorph.ldeo.columbia.edu/calarco/
Marmara:      http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/TAMAM/
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