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February 2013

 THE E-NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA • v. 11, no. 2

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Call for Papers
Meetings
Geology & Public Policy
Education & Outreach
GSA Associated Societies

Publications
Of Note
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On the Wire…
GSA Geoscience Trivia • 125th Anniversary Edition

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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GSA Today
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GSA Today Science & Groundwork Articles
GSA Today is the sixth most influential geoscience journal in the world in terms of citations, according to the SCImago Journal & Country Rank site. Publish your hot-topic science to a wide readership with free color, no page charges, and open access online. GSA Today reaches ~25,000 readers in print and even more on the Web. Submit your article for review today and you could see it in print this year!
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MEETINGS
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Roof of the World
Joint International Section Meeting: GSA & the Geological Society of China
17–19 June 2013 • Chengdu, China
Abstracts due 15 MarchSubmit Abstract
Special Session Topics:
A. Evolution of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
B. Intra-continental deformation, mineral resources and geologic hazards
C. Environmental changes, biologic evolution, geochemistry and carbon sequestration
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2013 Section Meetings
Northeastern
18–20 March
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA
[ Register | View Technical Program ]
 
Southeastern
20–21 March
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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South-Central
4–5 April
Austin, Texas, USA
Register today ...discount ends 4 Mar.
 
North-Central
2–3 May
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Register today ...discount ends 1 April
Rocky Mountain
15–17 May
Gunnison, Colorado, USA
Register today ...discount ends 15 April
 
Cordilleran
20–22 May
Fresno, California, USA
Register today ...discount ends 15 April
 
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GEOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
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GSA Position Statement DRAFT: Critical Mineral Resources
Comments due 15 March
GSA members are encouraged to submit comments and suggestions regarding GSA's new Critical Mineral Resources Position Statement.
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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mentors
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Mentor Programs
Are you an applied geoscientist? Are you interested in talking to students?
Mentors are needed for the Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Programs in Applied Geology and the John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program for each GSA Section Meeting. For more information or to serve as a mentor, please contact Jennifer Nocerino at .
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Bighorn Basin Field Camp
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Get into the Field with GSA and ExxonMobil!
The application process will open soon for the GSA/ExxonMobil Field Awards. You may receive a $2,000 scholarship toward your field camp, a $10,000 award to help operate your field camp, or a one-week, all-expenses-paid field seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming, USA. Deadline for application: 8 April 2013.
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GeoVentures in Iceland
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GeoVentures: Because the Best Geologists Have Seen the Most Rocks!
Geology of Dinosaur National Monument–Yampa River Trip: Vernal, Utah, USA, 6–12 June
IcelandóLand of Fire and Ice: Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 July–5 August
Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands: Quito, Ecuador, 13–23 August
These 2013 GeoVentures are beginning to fill up! Register now to secure your spot.
[ learn more | check out the GeoVentures Facebook page ]
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GSA ASSOCIATED SOCIETIES
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GSA 125
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125 Years of Collaboration
GSA has a long tradition of collaborating with partners in pursuit of mutual goals to advance the geosciences, enhance the professional growth of members, and promote the geosciences in the service of humanity. GSA plans to highlight each of its 63 Associated Societies in GSA Connection over the coming year.
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GSA GSL trip 1
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GSA GSL trip 2
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Field Trips with The Geological Society of London
Trips are back-to-back — Make it an even greater adventure and do them both!
The Great British Tertiary Volcanoes: Exploring the Palaeogene Centres of Skye and Rum
27 May–1 June 2013
Registration deadline: 1 April
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Structure and Tectonics of the NW Highlands of Scotland: From Deep Crust to Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
2–7 June 2013
Registration deadline: 1 March
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PUBLICATIONS
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Geological Monitoring
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In the GSA Bookstore
Geological Monitoring
Edited by Rob Young and Lisa Norby
This hands-on guide for land managers, educators, and the public synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes.

SALE! 2013 Calendar
Earth's Beauty Captured — GSA 125th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar
The year is still young, so get this beautiful calendar today for only $5.00. Filled with photographs selected from award-winning submissions to the 2011 GSA Annual Meeting Photo Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, this special 125th Anniversary Edition also includes a GSA timeline.
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geology in Spanish
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Books of Interest from Other Publishers
Geology Terms in English and Spanish
By Henry Aurand
A handy pocket-sized reference for the field or office. (Sunbelt Publications)

The Field Description of Igneous Rocks
By Dougal Jerram and Nick Petford
This second edition, pocket-sized field guide has been thoroughly revised and updated. (Wiley-Blackwell)

Basic Geological Mapping, 5th Edition By Richard J. Lisle, Peter Brabham, and John W. Barnes This 5th edition is an essential basic guide to field techniques in mapping geology. (Wiley-Blackwell)
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OF NOTE
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GigaPan Workshop
2 March, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. • Portland, Oregon, USA
GSA members are invited to attend a hands-on workshop at GigaPan Headquarters focused on shooting high-resolution images and creating interactive panoramas using GigaPan technology. If you are interested in a similar workshop in your area, please let us know via e-mail to Debbie Marcinkowski at .
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NASA Planetary Science Summer School
Session I: 29 July–2 Aug. • Session II: 12–16 Aug.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA
Applications due 5 April
NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent Ph.D. graduates, and doctoral students for its 25th Annual Planetary Science Summer School.
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Call for Nominations — Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring
Deadline: 5 June
The purpose of this award is to recognize U.S. citizens or permanent residents and U.S. organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoring individuals from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) education and workforce.
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CALENDAR CLOSEUPS
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American Geophysical Union
AGU Chapman Conference on Fundamental Properties and Processes of Magnetotails
10–15 March • Reykjavik, Iceland
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American Rock Mechanics Association
ARMA Forum: Rheology, Creep and Viscoplasticity: It's About Time
18–19 March • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Sponsored by GSA with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Soil Systems and Critical Zone Processes — Integrating Life Support Functions across Disciplines
14–18 April • Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland
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National Ground Water Association
2013 NGWA Summit — The National and International Conference on Groundwater
28 April–2 May • San Antonio, Texas, USA
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ON THE WIRE …
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GSA IN THE NEWS
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The February 2013 GSA Today science article, "Miocene rejuvenation of topographic relief in the southern Appalachians," by S.F. Gallen and colleagues is covered in a 6 Feb. Our Amazing Planet post.

"Continental arc–island arc fluctuations, growth of crustal carbonates, and long-term climate change," by C-T.A. Lee and colleagues, published in the February 2013 issue of Geosphere, is detailed in an 18 Feb. "Climate Central" post.

The Geology article, "Video observations inside conduits of erupting geysers in Kamchatka, Russia, and their geological framework: Implications for the geyser mechanism," by A. Belousov and colleagues (posted online ahead of print on 25 Jan. 2013), is detailed in a 15 Feb. Discovery News post, which includes links to images and video of the geyser.

A 23 Jan. LiveScience/Our Amazing Planet article covers the Geology article "Strong rocks sustain ancient postorogenic topography in southern Africa," by T.E. Scharf and colleagues, which was posted online ahead of print on 17 Jan. 2013.

The Geology article (posted online ahead of print on 4 Jan. 2013) by J.K. Willenbring and colleagues, "Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales," was highlighted as a 25 Jan. Science "Editor's Choice" pick.

EARTH online features a 14 Feb. 2013 post, Bare Earth Elements: Voices from GSA 2012 — a short slide show by Timothy Oleson about "glimpsing the lighter side" of GSA's 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

According to a 17 Feb. article in the Grand Valley Lanthorn, geologists Peter Wampler and Peter Riemersma of Grand Valley State University (Michigan, USA) were inspired to create their own geology-related photo contest modeled after GSA's Annual Meeting photo contest & exhibit.
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PRESS RELEASES ISSUED BY GSA
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PRESS RELEASES RECEIVED
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GSA GEOSCIENCE TRIVIA • 125th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
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1889 GSA President
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1. Who was GSA's first president?

2. Reflecting back to GSA's 75th Anniversary: What was the first paper published in the 1963 issue of GSA Bulletin?

3. Getting ready for this year's GSA Annual Meeting in Denver: Between 100 and 70 million years ago, what was Colorado's Front Range like?

Learn more about GSA's past by reading GSA's Speaking of Geoscience blog founders series.

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