QUICK TIPS FOR WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR FIELD NOTEBOOK

This page gives links to resources that will help to develop your skills in keeping a systematic record of

activities carried out in the field. resources include links to virtual fieldwork sites, information about field

sketching and sampling techniques, self study packages and information sheets that can be printed off as

field recording sheets or to be used as  aides mémoire.

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GRAPHIC LOGS

A GOOD FIELD NOTEBOOK

CHECKLIST FOR DESCRIBING ROCKS

CLASSIFICATION & NAMING OF ROCKS

SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES

CHECKLIST FOR DESCRIBING

FOLDS AND FAULTS

FIELDWORK SAFETY

VIRTUAL FIELDWORK

SAMPLING TECHNIQUES

MAPS

REFERENCES

OTHERS

LOG  SHEET 1 LOG  SHEET 2 SYMBOLS SAMPLE PAGE CHECKLIST IGNEOUS SEDIMENTARY GRAIN SIZE COMPARATOR MINERALABUNDANCE SEDIMENTARY IGNEOUS DUNHAM  CLASSIFICATION The BGS Rock classification Scheme (RCS) is a corporate standard setting out a practical, logical and robust system for classifying and naming geological materials.
Planar crossbedding
Trough crossbedding
A self-study package written for undergaduate students in the UK and which covers safety issues associated with those field environments likely to be visited by geology students. Information in ‘Fieldwork Safety’ is based around the basic health & safety standards required for fieldwork in the UK. METAMORPHIC BGS SAMPLING &ANALYSIS G BASE FIELD PROCEDURES MANUAL FSC SAMPLING USING A COMPASS Advanced map reading A 10 figure grid reference from a PC or tablet Free online viewing of over 6000 BGS maps and sections. Geology of Britain viewer iGeology free smartphone app. OS Maps online ADJUSTING YOUR COMPASS
How Geoscientists think and learn. http://serc.carleton.edu/serc/EOS-90-31-2009.html Houghton JJ; Lloyd GE; Robinson A; Gordon CE; Morgan DJ (2015) The Virtual Worlds Project: Geological mapping and field skills, Geology Today, 31, pp.227-231. doi: 10.1111/gto.12117 Teaching Geoscience through Fieldwork.  Rob Butler. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/ge es_guides_rb_teaching_geoscience.pdf 2. Geological fieldwork reference books Geological Field Techniques Angela L. Coe (Editor), 2010 ISBN: 9781444330618 (Available as an e book) The Geological Field Guide Series: Basic Geological Mapping, 5th Edition Richard J. Lisle, Peter Brabham, John W. Barnes, 2011 ISBN: 9780470686348 The Geological Field Guide Series: Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition Maurice E. Tucker, 2011 ISBN: 9780470689165 The Geological Field Guide Series: The Field Description of Igneous Rocks, 2nd Edition Dougal Jerram, Nick Petford, 2011 ISBN: 9780470022368
METAMORPHIC DAILY FIELD NOTEBOOK ENTRY SAMPLING Virtual landscapes is a collaboration between the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, and the Leeds College of Art to develop virtual training environments, using the Unity 3D game engine.

FIELD SKETCHING

University of liverpool site which includes information about how to draw a geological field sketch and a web-based package that students can use. Royal Geographical Association site that includes items on sketching and photography, sampling techniques, coasts, rivers and information about fieldwork technology.
Sample field sketches from this package:
folds at Valley
fold & graben at Porth Saint
dyke at Traeth Bychan
dykes at Porth y Post
folds at Rhosneiger
folds at Cwm Tydu
dipping beds & way-up at Aberystwyth
Geological Survey maps
fossil helpsheet true & apparent dip succession at Moelfre graphic log from Moel Findeg sketch log Traeth Bychan graphic log from Hilbre

QUICK TIPS FOR WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR

FIELD NOTEBOOK

This page gives links to resources that will help to develop

your skills in keeping a systematic record of activities carried

out in the field. resources include links to virtual fieldwork

sites, information about field sketching and sampling

techniques, self study packages and information sheets that

can be printed off as field recording sheets or to be used as 

aides mémoire.

Sponsored by P.E.S.G.B.

GRAPHIC LOGS

LOG  SHEET 1 LOG  SHEET 2 SYMBOLS

A GOOD FIELD NOTEBOOK

SAMPLE PAGE CHECKLIST DAILY FIELD NOTEBOOK ENTRY

CHECKLIST FOR DESCRIBING ROCKS

IGNEOUS SEDIMENTARY MINERALABUNDANCE METAMORPHIC

CLASSIFICATION & NAMING OF ROCKS

SEDIMENTARY IGNEOUS DUNHAM  CLASSIFICATION METAMORPHIC

SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES

Planar crossbedding
Trough crossbedding

CHECKLIST FOR DESCRIBING

FOLDS AND FAULTS

VIRTUAL FIELDWORK

Virtual landscapes is a collaboration between the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, and the Leeds College of Art to develop virtual training environments, using the Unity 3D game engine.

FIELD SKETCHING

University of liverpool site which includes information about how to draw a geological field sketch and a web-based package that students can use. Royal Geographical Association site that includes items on sketching and photography, sampling techniques, coasts, rivers and information about fieldwork technology.
Sample field sketches from this package:
folds at Valley
fold & graben at Porth Saint
folds at Rhosneiger
dyke at Traeth Bychan
dykes at Porth y Post

REFERENCES

folds at Cwm Tydu
dipping beds & way-up at Aberystwyth

FIELDWORK SAFETY

A self-study package written for undergaduate students in the UK and which covers safety issues associated with those field environments likely to be visited by geology students. Information in ‘Fieldwork Safety’ is based around the basic health & safety standards required for fieldwork in the UK.

SAMPLING TECHNIQUES

BGS SAMPLING &ANALYSIS G BASE FIELD PROCEDURES MANUAL FSC SAMPLING SAMPLING

MAPS

USING A COMPASS Advanced map reading A 10 figure grid reference from a PC or tablet Free online viewing of over 6000 BGS maps and sections. Geology of Britain viewer iGeology free smartphone app. OS Maps online
Geological Survey maps
How Geoscientists think and learn. http://serc.carleton.edu/serc/EOS-90-31-2009.html Houghton JJ; Lloyd GE; Robinson A; Gordon CE; Morgan DJ (2015) The Virtual Worlds Project: Geological mapping and field skills, Geology Today, 31, pp.227-231. doi: 10.1111/gto.12117 Teaching Geoscience through Fieldwork.  Rob Butler. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/ge es_guides_rb_teaching_geoscience.pdf 2. Geological fieldwork reference books Geological Field Techniques Angela L. Coe (Editor), 2010 ISBN: 9781444330618 (Available as an e book) The Geological Field Guide Series: Basic Geological Mapping, 5th Edition Richard J. Lisle, Peter Brabham, John W. Barnes, 2011 ISBN: 9780470686348 The Geological Field Guide Series: Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition Maurice E. Tucker, 2011 ISBN: 9780470689165 The Geological Field Guide Series: The Field Description of Igneous Rocks, 2nd Edition Dougal Jerram, Nick Petford, 2011 ISBN: 9780470022368

OTHERS

ADJUSTING YOUR COMPASS fossil helpsheet true & apparent dip succession at Moelfre graphic log from Hilbre graphic log from Moel Findeg sketch log Traeth Bychan

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