Other Short Courses
Registration and information can be obtained from the contact person listed.
- Core Analysis of Lake Sediments
Sat., 21 Oct. GSA Limnogeology Division Workshop.
- Core analysis and comparison of modern lake sediments and fossil lake rock sequences will shed light on sedimentation processes, climatic effects, and the preservation potential of fossils and structures through time and space. Please bring posters and/or cores describing your lake sediments. Posters can also be submitted for the poster session held during the annual meeting. Sponsored by ExxonMobil.
- For more information, contact Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, .
- Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Fri.-Sat., 20-21 Oct., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- This free two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methods of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is a methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units, and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record. Using exercises that utilize outcrop, core, well-log, and seismic data, the course provides a hands-on experience to learning sequence stratigraphy. The exercises include classic case studies from which many sequence stratigraphic concepts were originally developed. Instructors: Art Donovan, Ph.D. (Colorado School of Mines), BP (British Petroleum); Kirt Campion, Ph.D., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. Limit: 40. No fee. Preregistration required.
- For information or to register, please contact .
- Geochronology: Emerging Opportunities
Sat., 21 Oct., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Study of the history of life is critically dependent on knowledge of the precise times and sequence of events. Accurate estimates of time depend on the quality of radiometric ages and the manner in which they are integrated in stratigraphic correlation and development of time scales. The impetus for this short course came from the work of a 2003 Earthtime workshop. The short course will focus on new windows on the history of life that have been opened by collaboration between paleontologists and geochronologists in estimating geologic ages. Speakers who have agreed to participate include Sam Bowring, Doug Erwin, George Gehrels, Felix Gradstein, Brent Miller, Heiko Palike, Troy Rasbury, Paul Renne, and Peter Sadler.
- Contact organizers: Thomas Olszewski, Texas A&M University, ; Warren D. Huff, University of Cincinnati, .