Spring 2005 - Sentinel Volcanic Field, Arizona

We decided to try something different for the spring 2005 fieldtrip. We picked a relatively close location and divided ourselves into two teams: the "Groundhogs", who would study particular features using ground-truth measurements and observations, and the "Space Cadets", who would study the same features by only relying measurements made from remote sensing. The general goal was to compare the conclusions made by the remote sensing team versus what was known from the ground. It was a useful exercise since remote sensing is an essential part of exploring our solar system, and many of the ideas from this fieldtrip have integrated themselves into future fieldtrips.

Photos courtesy of Jason Barnes