Welcome to the home page for the Hawaiian Volcanoes Field Course 2006 organized by a group of volcanologists and petrologists from the University of California campus in Davis
(Peter Schiffman and Robert Zierenberg) and
San Diego (Hubert Staudigel and Lisa Tauxe). On this website you can find practical information about the field trip itself, which courses are prerequisite, what to bring to Hawaii, where to register, etc. This site will be maintained to also report the findings of the participants in the form of daily reports and image
galleries, and many other data products.
Please note that the 2006
class will be offered only through the UCSD campus, but the course
remains the same, and all Davis students will get credits as if they
were attending GEL 138/198. If you a are interested in the class,
please register below and that will make it easier to communicate
CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2006 !!!
Hawaii Field Course 2006 Flyer (8.5x11)
Hawaii Field Course 2006 Flyer (11x14)
Hubert Staudigel (UCSD
Lisa Tauxe (UCSD
Where and When
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Dates: September 3 - September 16, 2006
Lodging and Dinner at Kilauea Military Camp $544 (check payable
Course Fee (car rentals, transportation) $350 - (check payable to UC
(both checks mailed to H. Staudigel)
Tuition ( 4x 136): $544
Administrative Fee: $50 (UCSD Summer Session)
Airfare to Hilo and back: $700
Breakfast and lunch: $100
Boots books incidentals: $100
Please note that these costs are not due until your final
registration at the UCSD summer session. This will begin April 17,
Participants will learn the fundamental aspects of physical and chemical volcanology. This course has a major field study component and subjects which are introduced in lectures will be reinforced and expanded upon through exercises in the field. Field work may
involve hiking as much as 15 miles per day and participants must be able to keep up with the rest of the group.
Detailed Course Description
For more course info see the Links panel on the right hand side.
Morning lecture/discussions and afternoon field exercises. Evenings
are generally free,
but an all day trip or special function may be scheduled for Saturday. There will only be one full day off during the two week program. Field trips are mandatory.
Participants will stay at the Kilauea Military Camp located at the north edge of Kilauea crater in Hawaii
USGS Eruption Update
A description of the most
recent activity of Kilauea Volcano, including images, videos, maps,