JIRACEK, GEORGE R., San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and W. SCOTT BALDRIDGE, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
ABSTRACT: SAGE: A Unique Geophysical Experience
SAGE (Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience) is a hands-on, research-scale field program that integrates seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic, dc resistivity, and electromagnetic surveys. SAGE combines the equipment and faculty expertise of several universities and a national laboratory to provide an experience far beyond the normal classroom. Additional equipment and personnel are provided by industry; for example, ARCO, Kennecott, Chevron, Conoco, Unocal, Mobil, Amoco, Exxon, Interpex, Advanced Geophysical, Sierra Geophysics, and Zephyr assisted SAGE in 1992. The National Science Foundation also provides support for undergraduate students. In 10 yr of operation since 1983, 223 SAGE undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals have participated in the study of the structure and tectonics of the Rio Grande rift near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Students at SAGE participate in every phase of the field program; they process and interpret the data and present their results in both oral and written form. SAGE research has established the half-graben morphology of the Espanola basin and has provided insights into the processes of rifting both in the shallow and deep crust. SAGE is an important augmentation to the training of students who have chosen geophysics or related careers, and in promoting well-trained geophysicists for future energy, mineral, and environmental needs.
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