We spent an exciting three weeks in Japan this summer doing field work, visiting collaborators at Kanazawa University, attending the Goldschmidt Conference and exploring Mt. Fuji geology.
Supported and motivated by our NSF grant (EAR #1447342) to explore subduction zone mantle wedge processes in exhumed Japanese peridotites, EPIC PhD Student Meghan Guild and EPIC PI Christy Till traveled to Japan this summer for a host of activities. First and foremost was our successful (and rainy!) field work in the Higashi-Akaishi peridotite on the Japanese island of Shikoku, which built upon our sampling trip there last summer. After that we were off to visit collaborator Dr. Tomoyuki Mizukami at Kanazawa University on the North coast of Japan, where we had great discussions, sample exchanges, giving talks on our research and an amazing seafood dinner. Then off to Goldschmidt, where both Meghan and Christy gave talks, meet with scientists in our field, and last but not least went on a field trip to explore the recent eruptive history of Mt. Fuji with the experts. It was an incredible three weeks, here's a few photos that give you a taste of the fun!