Preliminary Excursion Program

EXCURSION START(Friday, September 21, 2012)

05:30-06:30: Jingzhihu Hotel-Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport (by coach);

07:20-09:20: Beijing-Yichang City, Hubei Province (by flight)

STEP-1: AT YICHANG(Friday, September 21, by coach)

At the east gate of Three Gorges, Yichang City, we will give you an overview of the geological evolution of Yangtze River and Three Gorges and a brief introduction of the active-source wide-angle reflection/refraction profile carried out in 1988. Stops at three well-known stratatype sections will be planed if possible:

Stop-01: Sinian Period stratatype section at Huangling Temple founded by Prof. Li Siguang in 1924;

Stop-02: GSSP-Dapinggian Stage stratatype section at Huanghuachang founded in 2007;

Stop-03: GSSP-Hirnantian Stage stratatype section at Wangjiawan founded in 2006.

STEP-2: THRU GORGES(Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23, by ship)

We will thru Three Gorges (Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Qutang Gorge) from east to west successively. The ship route almost follows the active-source seismic profile, and you will have chance to pass the Three Gorges Dam, to view the beautiful geologic and nature sceneries, to experience the local life, and even to trace the history in Three Gorges. Five stops will be planed if possible:

Stop-04: People’s life living in Three Gorges

Stop-05: Three Gorges Dam

Stop-06: Passing ship-lock of Three Gorges Dam

Stop-07: Three great anticlines in Three Gorges (Huangling anticline, Wuxia anticline, and Qutangxia anticline)

Stop-08: Baidi castle

STEP-3: TO CHENGDU(Monday, September 24, by coach)

We will finish the travel in Three Gorges, and will leave for Chengdu, Sichuan Province, by coach. You will have a nice experience to cross the Sichuan Basin from the east to the west.

STEP-4: CROSS LONGMEN MTS(Tuesday, September 25, by coach)

At the eastern margin of Tibetan Plateau, we will give you an overview of the Cenozoic geological evolution of the East Tibet and a brief introduction of the passive-source broad band seismic array experiment deployed in 2006-2007. Two stops will be planed if possible:

Stop-09: Hongkou Town (Longmen Shan fold-and-thrust belt and the surface rupture zone produced by the 2008 Wenchuan Ms 8.0 Big Earthquake)

Stop-10: Dujiangyan Irrigation System (A World Heritage site founded in the 2nd century BC.)

EXCURSION END(Tuesday, September 25, 2012 )

In the night of Tuesday, September 25, we will accommodate and have dinner at Furong Leading Hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. If possible, we will leave the hotel for Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport together by coach in the morning of Wednesday, September 26.