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The geological legacy of Hurricane Irene: Implications for the fidelity of the paleo-storm record
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- January 2014: Kristine Pankow et al., "Massive landslide at Utah copper mine generates wealth of geophysical data"
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GSA Today in the News
- 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.
- The November 2012 GSA Today article by D.R. Montgomery, "The evolution of creationism," is discussed in a 13 Dec. Mountain Beltway blog post.
- The October 2012 GSA Today Groundwork article, "Rebuilding Tohoku: A joint geophysical and economic framework for hazard mitigation," by J. Stein and S. Stein, was covered on 2 Nov. by e! Science News, on 3 Nov. by the "Carbon-Based" blog, and on 16 Nov. in a Brown Daily Herald article.
- The Sept. 2012 GSA Today science article by G. Girard and J. Stix, "Future volcanism at Yellowstone caldera: Insights from geochemistry of young volcanic units and monitoring of volcanic unrest," was covered by Ars Technica and the Daily Kos on 3 Sept., Forbes and Discovery Channel on 4 Sept., Mother Nature Network on 14 Sept., and National Geographic News, both in Spanish and English, on 20 Sept.
- A 10 Feb. Science article, "More Than One Way for Invaders to Wreak Havoc," details the Jan. 2012 GSA Today article, "Speciation collapse and invasive species dynamics during the Late Devonian 'Mass Extinction'," by Alycia Stigall of Ohio University.
- Richard W. Saltus and Richard J. Blakelyís December 2011 Groundwork article, “Unique geologic insights from ‘non-unique’ gravity and magnetic interpretation,” was covered by JPT Online, the journal of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.
- The November 2011 GSA Today science article by P.J. Umhoefer, "Why did the Southern Gulf of California rupture so rapidly? — Oblique divergence across hot, weak lithosphere along a tectonically active margin," received coverage in Our Amazing Planet on 16 Nov. and LiveScience on 17 Nov. in an article titled "How Did the Gulf of California Form So Quickly?" A similar article was published online by Yahoo!News on 17 Nov.
- The 3 June Our Amazing Planet article, "New cross-section reveals what's beneath North America," covers June 2011 GSA Today science by P.T.C. Hammer et al., "The big picture: A lithospheric cross section of the North American continent."
[ Hammer et al. article | Our Amazing Planet ]
- Geology and GSA Today Earn Top Rankings
The latest report from SCImago Journal & Country Rank shows that GSA's premiere science journal, Geology, and GSA's science & news magazine, GSA Today, were the top two most influential geology journals for 2009 (the last year a full set of data was available for analysis).
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- The Apr.-May 2011 GSA Today science article by P. Kapp et al., "Wind erosion in the Qaidam basin, central Asia: Implications for tectonics, paleoclimate, and the source of the Loess Plateau," generated a good deal of media coverage, including a 29 Mar. LiveScience article, "Surprise Force: Wind Blew Mountains Away"; a 29 Mar. MSNBC Today Tech/Our Amazing Planet article, "How powerful winds blew the mountains away"; and a 30 Mar. U.S. News & World Report article, "Winds can keep mountains from growing."
- The Jan. 2011 GSA Today science article, "Microbial communities in fluid inclusions and long-term survival in halite," by T.K. Lowenstein et al., was covered in a 6 Jan. article on "Our Amazing Planet" titled 34,000-Year-Old Organisms Found Buried Alive! This research by Lowenstein et al. is also the subject of a 10-page full-color feature in the April 2011 issue of EARTH magazine (p. 36–45).
- The Jan. 2007 GSA Today science article by D. Montgomery, "Is agriculture undermining civilizationís foundation?," was discussed in a 5 Jan. article Moutain Beltway blog post, "Dirt, The Erosion of Civilizations, by David Montgomery."
- The Nov. 2010 GSA Today science article, "Tropical shoreline ice in the late Cambrian: Implications for Earth's climate between the Cambrian Explosion and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event," by A.C. Runkel et al., inspired a 24 Nov. "Through the Sandglass" blog post, "Sand and ice 1: deep time and the struggles of life."
- The Oct. 2010 GSA Today science article, "Caldera collapse: Perspectives from comparing Galápagos volcanoes, nuclear-test sinks, sandbox models, and volcanoes on Mars," by Keith Howard, was picked up by Discovery News (7 Oct.) in an article titled "Uncovering the Secrets of the Greatest Holes on Earth."
- The Aug. 2010 GSA Today science article, "Structural analysis of three extensional detachment faults with data from the 2000 Space-Shuttle Radar Topography Mission," by J.E. Spencer was noted on the Arizona Geology blog with a 29 July 2010 post, "New core complexes found with Shuttle radar."
- The Lusi mud volcano, Indonesia, continues to be in the news, with research led by Richard Davies, who was lead author on the Feb. 2007 GSA Today science article, "Birth of a mud volcano: East Java, 29 May 2006." Davies is interviewed in this 12 July 2010 Al Jazeera video (opens to 3:31 min. video on YouTube).
- The Feb. 2008 GSA Today science article, "Are we now living in the Anthropocene?," by J. Zalasiewicz et al., remains in the news. The most recent article (17 May 2010) appears on Yale's Environment 360 Web page: "The Anthropocene debate: Marking humanity's impact." Other mentions include the 31 March 2010 Clastic Detritus blog "What do you think of the Anthopocene?" and a 29 March 2010 Terra Daily article, "Welcome to the Anthropocene." — Oh, and there's also one in Czech!
- The Aug. 2009 GSA Today science article, "The Klondike goldfields and Pleistocene environments of Beringia," by D.G. Froese et al., is noted in 25 Jan. 2010 Calgary Herald article, "B.C. mine exec reaches out to scientists."
- The Nov. 2009 GSA Today science article, "Geobiology: Evidence for early life on Earth and the search for life on other planets," by S.L. Cady and N. Noffke, along with Noffke's research presented at the 2009 GSA Annual Meeting, received coverage on Space.com (17 Dec.).
- Oct. 2009 GSA Today science article, "Did natural reactors form as a consequence of the emergence of oxygenic photosynthesis during the Archean?," makes headlines on MSNBC.com (14 Oct.), DiscoveryNews (14 Oct.), and NewsGuide.us (29 Oct.).
- Aug. 2009 GSA Today science article, "The Klondike goldfields and Pleistocene environments of Beringia," was detailed on PhysOrg.com (29 Oct.).
- Aug. 2009 GSA Today Groundwork article, "Mineral resource geology in academia: An impending crisis?," is commnted on by About.com:Geology's Andrew Alden in his blog, "Toward Mineral Sustainability" (27 July).
- June 2009 GSA Today science article, "Back to the future: Greenland's contribution to sea-level change," is noted in the Discovery.com article, "The 800-pound Gorilla" (25 June).
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