Studying outcrops can be so valuable for deducing geologic processes in the subsurface. Sometimes there is a disconnect between outcrop work and geophysical work, but a talk I saw a few weeks ago communicated nicely to both.
At the 37th Annual Colloquium of the Atlantic Geological Society, held at the Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 11-12, 2011, Adrian Park gave a talk entitled:
Adrian Park, Paul Wilson, and David Keighley: Unstable at any scale: slumps, debris flows, and landslides during deposition of the Albert Formation, Tournaisian, southern New Brunswick.
He has granted me permission to summarize his presentation here, which was one of my favorites talks of the conference.