Fieldnotes California

Beyond their stunning beauty, the cliffs of Torrey Pines stand like ramparts in the epic battle between the uplifting land and the restless sea. As storm waves attack the base of the modern cliff, it slowly retreats -- leaving behind a flat terrace that underlies the current beach. The same processes formed another terrace 125,000 years ago, but that ancient beach now sits high on the bluffs as the movement of tectonic plates pushes the land ever higher. Join geologist Wolfgang Berger as he leads us on this tour of geology in action.

Host: Wolfgang Berger, Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Production Assistants: Patricia Masters, Diane Greening

Produced, filmed and edited by Jim Karnik Films

Funding provided by the Torrey Pines Association

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Fieldnotes California

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Fieldnotes California is a series web videos that cover field projects related to protecting, preserving and restoring wild places in California. The series also tells the stories of the dedicated people involved in conservation work.

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