Sponsored by CMAGS, Susan R. Eaton, a Calgary-based geophysicist, geologist, science journalist and Antarctic Explorer-in-the-Making, will travel to the Bottom of the World from December 29, 2012 to January 21, 2013, participating in the Scotia Arc Tectonics, Climate and Life Expedition. Bitten by the polar bug, this is Susan’s third Antarctic expedition since 2010.
Led by the Jackson School of Geosciences (University of Texas at Austin), this international expedition involves world-renowned instructors — geologists, geophysicists and biologists — who will focus on the interplay of geology, geophysics, glaciology, plate tectonics, climate change and life.
The Scotia Arc is a tectonically active area comprised of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Western Antarctic Peninsula. The Scotia Sea and Scotia Arc evolved during the past 40 million years, via an eastward-migrating subduction zone situated at the boundary between the South American and Antarctic plates.
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