Hawaiian Volcanoes Field Course 2006 (Cancelled)
UCSD ERTH 170/198 -- UCD GEL 138/198


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 with you:


Hawaii Field Course 2006 Flyer (8.5x11)
Hawaii Field Course 2006 Flyer (11x14)


Hubert Staudigel (UCSD - SIO)
Lisa Tauxe (UCSD - SIO)

Where and When

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Dates: September 3 - September 16, 2006

Approximate Costs:

Lodging and Dinner at Kilauea Military Camp $544 (check payable to KMC)
Course Fee (car rentals, transportation) $350 - (check payable to UC Regents)
(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, 2006.

Course Description

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.

Class Schedule

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 National Park.

USGS Eruption Update

A description of the most recent activity of Kilauea Volcano, including images, videos, maps, and diagrams:


Previous Field Trips
 2005 Trip
 2004 Trip

UC San Diego
 Course Description

 USGS Eruption Update

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