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All sessions will take place at the Oregon Convention Center,
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland.

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These sessions are topically focused with a mix of invited and volunteered papers. Sessions are designed to promote the exchange of interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art information.

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T1. Geological Mapping: Key to Successful Management of Water and Land Resources
GSA Geology and Society Division; Association of American State Geologists; U.S. Geological Survey; British Geological Survey; GSA Geology & Public Policy Committee; International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG); Engineering Geology Division
Richard C. Berg, Holger Kessler, E. Donald McKay, H.A.J. Russell, David R. Soller, L. Harvey Thorleifson, Linda Jacobsen
This session will highlight new mapping and innovations in geological mapping, including data management, web accessibility, 3D, and applications in water and land management.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology
T2. Geologic Maps, Digital Geologic Maps, Geophysical Maps, and Derivatives from Geologic Maps (Posters)
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; Association of American State Geologists; U.S. Geological Survey; British Geological Survey; GSA Geology & Public Policy Committee; International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG); GSA Engineering Geology Division
Michael W. Higgins, Ralph F. Crawford, Richard Berg, Holger Kessler, E. Donald McKay, David Soller, Hazen Russell, Harvey Thorleifson, Linda Jacobsen
Almost all geoscience research is based on geologic maps. This session highlights innovations in mapping, data management, Web accessibility, 3-D, and applications in water and land management, as well as using geophysical maps for interpreting crustal features.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Hydrogeology; Structural Geology
T3. Buried Valley Aquifers: From Bedrock to Sediment Hosted Tunnel Valleys
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Hazen Russell, Alan Kehew
This session will profile emerging knowledge and concepts of buried-valley aquifer geometry, character, hydrochemistry, hydraulics, and the importance of this setting for water supply and shallow energy resources.
Hydrogeology; Geomorphology; Sediments, Clastic
T4. Colossal Floods
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Roger Patrick Denlinger, Daniel R.H. Oconnell
Great floods from huge ice-dammed lakes swept vast tracts of Earth. Topics include geology, geomorphology, sedimentology, and hydraulic modeling.
Quaternary Geology; Planetary Geology; Geomorphology
T6. Luminescence Dating of Overbank (Flood-and Other Fluvial Deposits: Recent Advances and Applications
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Shannon A. Mahan, Kenneth Lepper
Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL-dating of fluvial deposits always present challenges, especially if the deposits were left as a result of floods. Advancements or diverse studies of all fluvial deposits currently being dated by OSL are welcome.
Quaternary Geology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geomorphology
T7. Paleoseismology, Arid-Region Soils, and Quaternary Geology: A Tribute to Michael Machette's 35 Years of Quaternary Research
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Jeffrey R. Knott, Janet L. Slate, C.A. Ruleman
This session seeks to bring together a variety of scientists to present work directly influenced by Michael Machette. This includes Quaternary topics such as soils, paleoseismicity, geochronology and geomorphology, and arid-land stratigraphy.
Quaternary Geology; Geomorphology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T8. Terroir — The Relationship of Geology, Soils, Hydrology, and Climate to Wine: A Special Tribute to George Moore
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists, Groundwater Resources Association of California
Scott F. Burns, Vicki Kretsinger, Kevin Pogue, Alan Busacca
This session will present papers that communicate the differences in wines relative to geology, soils, hydrology, and climates. The northern Willamette Valley is a great place to study terroir. Papers will cover local and regional terroir topics.
Quaternary Geology; Hydrogeology; Geomorphology
T9. Climate Signals in Rivers and Streams
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Christopher Magirl, Daniel Malmon
Climate shifts are often manifested in the geomorphic response of fluvial systems. This session seeks contributions from theoretical, empirical, and field analyses that examine all scales of river responses to modern and ancient climate shifts.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Engineering Geology
T10. Geoheritages, Geoantiquities, and Geomorphosites
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA History of Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
John F. Shroder
The geological heritage of any nation, especially in the United States, lies in the unusual rock and landform sites that need attention and conservation preserve them for future generations and improve and promote education, scientific research, and geotourism.
Geomorphology; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
T12. Holocene Alluvial Records: New Investigations of Archives of Millennial Change
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Tammy Rittenour, Joel Pederson
This session provides a venue for reporting new approaches and records regarding Holocene fluvial archives of millennial-scale and shorter-term climate response. Papers may include aspects of fluvial geomorphology, cosmogenic sediment yield, paleoflood hydrology, geoarchaeology, and geochronology.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Archaeological Geology
T13. Hydrogeomorphic and Ecohydrologic Consequences of Extraordinary Sediment Loading
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Jon Major, Jim O'Connor
Many natural and anthropogenically induced events deliver sediment to rivers in amounts that greatly exceed mean annual loads. We seek contributions that examine the physical and biological consequences (at all scales-of extraordinary sediment inputs to river systems.
Geomorphology; Sediments, Clastic; Engineering Geology
T14. Sequential and Repeat Photography as a Tool for Earth and Environmental Science Research and Education (Posters)
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Paul Bierman, Christine Massey, Jamie Russell
Photographs document Earth's dynamic surface revealing climate change and human impact on the landscape. This session will involve researchers and educators using images to study how rivers, glaciers, volcanoes and other landforms change over time.
Geomorphology; Geoscience Education; Quaternary Geology
T15. Streambanks in Theory and Practice
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Patrick Belmont, Katherine Skalak
This session explores the dynamic nature of streambanks, including processes forming and eroding banks. Specific attention will be given to understanding when bank erosion constitutes a net sediment source and when bank stabilization is appropriate.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Environmental Geoscience
T16. 50 Years of Hydrogeology at GSA: Looking Back and Looking Forward
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Jean Bahr
As the Hydrogeology Division celebrates its 50th anniversary, this session is intended to review the evolution of hydrogeologic science since 1959 and to look forward to challenges and opportunities in the next 50 years.
Hydrogeology; History of Geology
T17. Applications of Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions to Management and Restoration of Streams
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Stephen Van der Hoven, Eric Peterson
This session will explore applications of our understanding of groundwater-surface water interactions to the management and restoration of streams. Topics include interactions from hydrologic, biogeochemical, sedimentary, and ecological perspectives.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Geomicrobiology
T18. Applied Hydrogeology: In Honor of Dr. Roy Williams
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists; International Mine Water Association; GSA Geology and Health Division
Gerry V. Winter, Neil Coleman
This memorial session is proposed to honor Dr. Roy Williams, founder of the Hydrology Program at the University of Idaho. Technical presentations on hydrogeology, mine hydrology, radioactive waste, and other topics are requested.
Hydrogeology
T19. Characterizing, Predicting, and Managing Long-Term Contaminant Flux for Complex Subsurface Environments
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
Gwynn R. Johnson, Mark L. Brusseau, Mike Truex, John McCray
Submissions are solicited that address the factors and processes influencing contaminant flux in subsurface environments for sites with recalcitrant contamination. Methods for characterizing and predicting mass flux are relevant, as are methods for managing long-term flux.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry
T20. Contaminant Hydrogeology: Contaminant Fate and Transport in Geological Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists - US National Committee
Lois Ongley
Experimental and field work are both necessary to characterize the fate and transport of contaminants in geologic systems around the world.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T21. Coupled Surface-Subsurface Modeling across a Range of Temporal and Spatial Scales
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Reed Maxwell
The interaction of surface water, groundwater, and the land surface has gained much recent scientific attention. Contributions on integrated numerical studies of the water and energy cycles over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales are encouraged.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T22. Fate, Transport, and Effects of Pesticides in the Environment
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Timothy J. Reilly
This session is intended to bring together field, laboratory, and modeling studies addressing the complexities of the fate, transport, and effects of legacy and modern-use pesticides in the environment.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
T23. Geochemistry of Arsenic and Other Toxic Elements and Assessment of Environmental Risks in Global Groundwater Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA International Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; Geochemical Society; International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD)
Prosun Bhattacharya, Alan E. Fryar, Abhijit Mukherjee
Groundwater environments are contaminated by geogenic arsenic and other toxic elements across the world. This interdisciplinary session serves as a platform for scientific exchange leading to improved understanding of the dynamics of arsenic and other toxic elements.
Hydrogeology; Geology and Health; Geomicrobiology
T24. Groundwater Resources in Developing Countries — The Contributions and Legacy of Robert N. Farvolden: A Memorial Session to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Hydrogeology Division
GSA Hydrogeology Division
David L. Rudolph, Randy L. Stotler
This session provides an opportunity to present new research inspired by Robert Farvolden's career, including cooperative international projects in underdeveloped areas and techniques for the development, management, and long-term protection of groundwater resources in developing countries.
Hydrogeology; Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience
T25. Groundwater in Ecosystems: Effects of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes and Feedback Mechanisms
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists - US National Committee; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division
Randall Hunt, Masaki Hayashi
Groundwater can be critical to the establishment and persistence of ecosystems. This session focuses on methods for characterizing groundwater-ecosystem interaction, the effects of human activities on this interaction, and potential ramifications for resource sustainability.
Hydrogeology; Public Policy; Environmental Geoscience
T26. Hydrogeology in an Ice-House World: Effects of Glaciation on Surface and Groundwater Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Victor Bense, Jennifer McIntosh, Mark Person, C.E. Neuzil, Neal Iverson
This session seeks contributions (field data and/or modeling studies-focusing on the hydrogeology during and directly following ice-house conditions.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T27. Hydrologic Characterization and Simulation of Neogene Volcanic Terranes
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Marshall W. Gannett, Gordon Grant
This interdisciplinary session will highlight research on the characterization, quantification, and modeling of the hydrology of Neogene volcanic terranes, including the atmospheric and biologic components of the hydrologic cycle, with a focus on mountainous areas.
Hydrogeology; Volcanology
T28. Investigating and Characterizing Groundwater Contaminant Fate and Transport in Deep Unconsolidated River Valley Deposits
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Aaron R. Frantz
River valleys filled with deep sequences of Quaternary deposits are complex environments for contaminants to persist and migrate. Innovative tools and procedures used to investigate, evaluate, and display the fate and transport of contaminants in these deposits will be discussed.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology
T29. Recent Advances in the Conceptualization, Characterization, and Interpretation of Fluid Movement and Transport Dynamics in Fractured and Karst Aquifers
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Tristan P. Wellman, David F. Boutt
Karst and fractured aquifers are structurally complex systems that offer great challenges for delineating subsurface fluid movement and transport hydrodynamics. This session showcases some of the recent advances toward understanding these important systems.
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Structural Geology
T30. Snow Science as Related to Water Supplies in the West
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Michael L. Strobel
The session on snow research addresses issues in field data collection and transmission, climate change impacts on snow conditions, water supply forecasting tools and models, and future developments in the field of snow surveys.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Geoinformatics
T31. Stream-Groundwater Interaction: New Understanding, Innovations, and Applications at Bedform, Reach, and River Network Scales
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Anne Jefferson, Laura Lautz, Jeffrey McKenzie
This session will feature novel approaches to investigating stream-groundwater interaction and hyporheic exchange across spatial scales. Results featuring modeling, flume studies, heat and chemical tracers, and field techniques are encouraged.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Geomorphology
T32. Survey of International Geothermal Developments 2009
GSA Hydrogeology Division; Geothermal Resources Council
Curt Robinson
As the global demand for clean, reliable, renewable energy increases, geothermal energy is becoming an attractive solution to quell some of the world's energy hunger pangs and respond to the desire to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Hydrogeology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Economic Geology
T33. The Subterranean Estuary — Examining the Geochemical and Physical Processes of These Subsurface Mixing Zones
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Christopher G. Smith, Moutusi Roy
This session will focus on the physico-chemical processes that control the formation of subterranean estuaries as well as the biogeochemical processes occurring within these interfaces that affect the cycling of dissolved constituents.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Marine/Coastal Science
T34. Toward Integrating Cave and Karst Science
GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division
John L. Wilson, Penelope Boston
Speleology is separated by discipline in spite of multifaceted scientific questions, with little integration except concerning exploration. This session will bring disciplines together to work toward integrated understanding of speleology at the whole-system level.
Hydrogeology; Geomicrobiology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T35. Cenozoic Lakes
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division, GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Broxton W. Bird, Nathan D. Stansell
Many lake deposits accumulated under the influence of divergent and convergent tectonics as well as climate changes through the Cenozoic to today. Sediment accumulation patterns from cores and outcrops will be highlighted.
Limnogeology; Sediments, Clastic; Sediments, Carbonates
T36. Living with Volcanic Lakes: Geologic and Limnologic Tools for Disaster Management
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
Michael Rosen, Carol Stewart
Volcanic lakes are beneficial but also have risks. This session will focus on impacts of volcanic hazards on water supplies, how abrupt changes can affect the sedimentary record of lake deposits, and how to determine recurrence intervals for hazardous events.
Limnogeology; Geology and Health; Volcanology
T37. Microbial Mats, Biogeochemical Markers, and Microbial Evolution: The Co-Evolution of Early Earth and Microbial Life
GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division; Paleontological Society
Carrine E. Blank, Jack Farmer
This session focuses on paleontological and geochemical analysis of ancient microbial environments (including Archean crustal environments), and on evolutionary studies of microorganisms to promote a better understanding of the geologic record of life on Earth.
Geomicrobiology; Precambrian Geology; Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
T38. Improving Coastal Hazards Mitigation through Advances in Coastal Geomorphology
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Peter Ruggiero, Jonathan Allan, Rob Witter
This session welcomes contributions on recent studies in coastal geomorphology and morphodynamics that elucidate coastal geo-hazards from a wide variety of geomorphic settings at a variety of timescales.
Marine/Coastal Science; Geomorphology; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology
T39. Methods of Reconstructing Quaternary Sea Levels
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Alexander Simms, Benjamin Horton
This session will review new and established methods for reconstructing Quaternary sea levels and address the methods of data analysis and hypothesis testing to determine driving mechanisms behind sea-level change.
Marine/Coastal Science; Quaternary Geology
T40. Environmental Magnetism, Magnetic Stratigraphy, and Magnetic Field Modeling
GSA Geology and Health Division
Joseph Stoner, Bernard Housen, Catherine Louise Johnson
Magnetism provides a vast set of tools for studying Earth's environment through time. We solicit environmental magnetic, magnetic stratigraphic or magnetic field modeling contributions that focus on reconstructing Earth's environment and studying its past variability.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Limnogeology; Planetary Geology
T41. High-Resolution Terrestrial and Marine Geochemical Proxies of Global Change: Progress, Problems, and Utility
Paleontological Society; Geochemical Society; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division
David P. Gillikin, Alan D. Wanamaker
High-resolution geochemical proxies provide records of past climate, weather, and environments. We encourage papers presenting geochemical records of global change, including calibration/validation studies, in biologic carbonates, speleothems, or tree-rings from terrestrial or marine environments.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
T42. Convergent Margin Tectonics Reflected in Forearc Basin Sedimentary Fills: Integrated Geologic and Geophysical Studies
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA International Division
Andrea Fildani, Jeff Trop
Resolving forearc basin evolution requires integration of geological and geophysical datasets through time and space. This multi disciplinary session will explore new findings on diverse processes responsible for the development of modern and ancient forearc basins.
Tectonics; Sediments, Clastic; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T43. Detachment Dynamics: Heat, Deformation, and Fluids in Extensional Systems
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Christian Teyssier, Donna L. Whitney
This session explores new thoughts about extensional detachment systems, including the dynamic relationships among strain localization, fluid flow, and heat exchange at these fundamental boundaries between brittle and ductile crust.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic
T44. Evaluating Channel Flow in Orogens
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Seth C. Kruckenberg, Rory McFadden, Christine S. Siddoway
This session will assess the viability of channelized flow in active and exhumed orogens through data-rich contributions in tectonic and geodynamic research. We seek diverse viewpoints clarifying the possibilities and limitations of channel flow models.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic
T45. Growth and Stabilization of Continental Crust in Circum-Pacific Accretionary Orogens
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Christine S. Siddoway, David Foster
This session addresses growth of continental crust during circum-Pacific ocean-continent convergence, with examination of transient extensional, contractional, and transcurrent events affecting the overriding plate. Geodynamics, tectonics, metamorphism, magmatism, and geochemistry perspectives are encouraged.
Tectonics; Petrology, Metamorphic; Geochemistry
T46. Linking Shallow to Deep Crustal Processes in Arc and Collisional Orogens
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Stacia Gordon, Leonardo Cruz
Processes occurring in the mid-crust may be intimately connected to processes occurring in both the mantle and at the surface. Understanding lithospheric-processes rates and styles provides crucial information concerning the growth and collapse of orogens.
Tectonics; Geomorphology; Structural Geology
T47. Lithospheric Delamination, Continental Magmatism, and Crustal Uplift in Mountain Evolution
GSA International Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA History of Geology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Yildirim Dilek, Paul T. Robinson, John Wakabayashi
The aim of this session is to bring together international earth scientists to have a comparative discussion on the geological and geophysical phenomena and pertinent questions related to well-documented cases of lithospheric delamination in Phanerozoic and Precambrian orogenic belts.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Petrology, Igneous
T48. Living on the Edge in the Cascadia Forearc
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Russell C. Evarts, Ray E. Wells
This session addresses all aspects of the structure, history, neotectonics, and hazards of the active forearc basins and adjacent terranes of the Cascadia forearc from California to British Columbia.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Stratigraphy
T49. Neoproterozoic Through Cretaceous Evolution of the North American Cordilleran Margin: Contrasting Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Paleoenvironments
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Christopher S. Holm-Denoma, Paula J. Noble
This session is dedicated to understanding the tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of the Cordilleran margin from the Neoproterozoic passive margin to the effects of the onset of deformation in the Devonian through the Cretaceous.
Tectonics; Sediments, Clastic; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
T50. New Developments in Understanding the Mesozoic Cordilleran Orogen: Linking Forearc, Arc, and Backarc Processes
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Michael Wells, Mihai Ducea
New advances in geochronology; geochemical, kinematic, and P-T-t path modeling; and plate kinematics and dynamics allow a better understanding of the linkages between forearc, arc, and backarc processes in the non-collisional Mesozoic Cordilleran orogen.
Tectonics; Petrology, Metamorphic; Structural Geology
T51. Same But Different: Comparing Upper Crustal Deformation and Basin Evolution in the North and South American Cordillera
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Andrew Leier, Melissa K. Giovanni
This session seeks to provide a common forum for sharing and comparing recent large-scale investigations of the North and South American Cordillera and will include interdisciplinary studies involving structural geology, sedimentology, thermochronology, paleo-altimetry, and tectonics.
Tectonics; Stratigraphy; Geochemistry
T52. Sixth Columbia River Basalt Symposium: Volcanism, Tectonism, Petrology, and Hydrogeology 2009
Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Stephen P. Reidel, Terry Tolan, Victor Camp, John Wolff, Ray Wells, Martin E. Ross, Barton S. Martin
Portland, Oregon, situated on the Columbia River Basalt, is an idea setting to present current research on the basalt — both its tectonic setting and hydrogeology. Also planned to mesh with the symposium are several pre- and post-meeting field trips.
Tectonics; Hydrogeology; Petrology, Igneous
T53. Steady and Unsteady Deformation of Folds, Faults, and Orogens: Dynamics, Kinematics, and Insights to Coupled Processes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Frank Pazzaglia, David J. Anastasio
This session explores geologic, geomorphic, paleoseismic, and geodetic data with sufficient temporal resolution and length of record that document deformation (un)steadiness as a means to understand tectonics and possible coupling to surficial processes.
Tectonics; Geomorphology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T54. Structural Evolution and Timing of Orogenic Uplift in the Tertiary Mountain Ranges of Central Asia
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Dickson Cunningham, Karl W. Wegmann
This session will highlight recent research into the structural evolution and timing of crustal uplift resulting from far-field stresses related to the ongoing India-Asia collision north of Tibet.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology
T55. Tectonic Inversion: Characteristics and Mechanisms
GSA International Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, GSA Sedimentary Geology Division, GSA Geophysics Division
John Wakabayashi, Mark Legg
Causes of tectonic inversion are varied, and recently, much light has been shed on them. We seek contributions from around the world and from many disciplines to discuss the characteristics and mechanisms of this process.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T56. The Franciscan Assemblage and Tectonostratigraphic Terranes of the Western United States: A Tribute to M.C. Blake Jr.
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Cordilleran Section; Friends of the Franciscan
John Shervais, A.S. Jayko
The Franciscan assemblage of California and associated terranes play a seminal role in understanding subduction complexes and the accretion of tectonostratigraphic terranes. This session highlights new studies that build on the early contributions of M.C. Blake Jr.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic
T57. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Tectonic Evolution of Northwestern Mexico and the Southwestern United States
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Paul H. Wetmore, Helge Alsleben, Keegan L. Schmidt
This session will highlight the research efforts across a wide variety of subdisciplines aimed at understanding the tectonic evolution of northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States over the past 250 million years.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology
T58. The Zagros Collision Zone, Past and Present
GSA International Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Jamshid Hassanzadeh, Charlie Verdel
Various aspects of the evolution of continental margins involved in the Zagros orogen (Iran-from its long subduction history to docking of the continents and post-collisional development. A particular focus will be placed on the controversial timing of the collision.
Tectonics; Petrology, Igneous; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T59. 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Hebgen Lake, Montana Earthquake: Lessons Learned in Extensional Tectonic Regimes
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; U.S. Geological Survey Earth Surface Processes Team, Denver; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
David Lageson, C.A. Ruleman
17 August 2009 is the 50th anniversary of the M 7.5 Hebgen Lake, Montana earthquake. We seek to bring multiple disciplines together to address current understanding of the geometry, kinematics and dynamics of neotectonic/active deformation in extensional continental settings.
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T60. Numerical Dating of Quaternary Alluvial Fans and Terraces with Applications to Studies in Neotectonics and Surface Processes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Warren D. Sharp, John Gosse
Presentations involving innovative uses of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides, luminescence techniques, and U-series dating are particularly encouraged, as are those that assess the reliability and uncertainty of resulting ages for deposition of alluvial fans and terraces.
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Geomorphology; Geochemistry
T61. Paleogeodesy at Subduction Zones
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Andrea D. Hawkes, Aron Meltzner, Alan R. Nelson
This sessions seeks to explore developments in the geological methods used to quantify megathrust deformation. These include paleoseismic and paleogeodetic studies, studies highlighting new techniques for documenting vertical deformation in modern earthquakes, and studies modeling paleogeodetic data.
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Stratigraphy
T62. Reducing Risk from Geologic Hazards in the Dynamic Landscape of Oregon and Washington
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Vicki McConnell, Dave Norman, Cynthia Gardner, W.E. Scott
The dynamic Pacific Northwest landscape hosts a variety of high-impact geologic hazards to growing communities. Session topics include hazards affecting the region, recurrence intervals, tools for evaluating risk and uncertainty, economic affects, and mitigation efforts.
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Volcanology; Public Policy
T63. Hydrothermal Systems and Volatile Emissions of Volcanic Arcs
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Cynthia Werner, Shaul Hurwitz, Johan Varekamp, Adam Simon
This session focuses on hydrothermal and volcanic emissions in volcanic arcs, both subaerial and submarine. Topics include field studies, experiments, and modeling related to volatile budgets, magmatic/hydrothermal processes, groundwater flow/chemistry, and global contributions. Oral.
Volcanology; Geochemistry; Hydrogeology
T64. Physics of Volcanic Eruptions: Implications for Hazards
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Larry G. Mastin, Donald B. Dingwell, J. Kelly Russell
This session explores the physical processes involved in volcanic eruptions and the effects of these processes on hazards. We encourage process-oriented field, laboratory, theoretical, numerical, and instrumental studies with significant implications for hazards studies.
Volcanology; Quaternary Geology; Petrology, Experimental
T65. Supervolcanoes, Ignimbrite Flare-ups, and Their Impacts: Definition, Debate, and New Developments
Shan de Silva, Ilya Bindeman, Jake Lowenstern
Super-eruptions are thought to be the most devastating of terrestrial geologic phenomena with extreme impacts on the earth system that still remain to be fully understood. This session critically examines definitions, new developments, and the current debate
Volcanology; Petrology, Igneous; Environmental Geoscience
T66. New Insights Into Development of the Upper Neoproterozoic — Lower Paleozoic Western Laurentian Passive Margin
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Michael Pope, Christopher Fedo
This multi-disciplinary topical session will be for sharing and integration of new information about the development of the Late Neoproterozoic-Early Paleozoic passive margin of western Laurentia.
Sediments, Carbonates; Sediments, Clastic; Stratigraphy
T67. Sedimentary Geology of the Next Generation: Student Posters (Posters)
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
John Holbrook, Daniel Larsen
This session features student posters illustrating how the next generation of sedimentary geologists will expand our science in new and exciting directions. Best poster awards will be presented to students at the SGD/SEPM awards reception.
Sediments, Carbonates; Sediments, Clastic; Stratigraphy
T68. Uplift or Climate Change? Evaluating Surface Uplift and Deformation in Light of Climate Change in the Andes
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Joel Saylor, Andres Mora, Gregory D. Hoke
This session will address paleoelevation in the Andes and how climate change could affect our paleoelevation proxies. It will also address the link between deformation and surface uplift.
Sediments, Clastic; Tectonics; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T69. Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR-Applications for Solving Stratigraphic and Geoarchaeological Problems
Kelsey S. Bitting
Applications of ground-penetrating radar (GPR-to near-surface stratigraphic and geoarchaeological problems are wide ranging, but GPR remains under utilized. This session will bring attention to this technology and provide an opportunity to showcase unique and innovative methodologies.
Stratigraphy; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Archaeological Geology
T70. Interaction of Tectonics, Climate Change, and Eustasy in the Development of the North American Cordillera (Posters)
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Kenneth Ridgway, Brian Hampton, Jeffrey Trop
Evaluating the role of tectonic, climatic, and eustatic processes in the North American Cordillera requires integration of diverse datasets involving geochronology, thermochronology, geochemistry, petrology, geomorphology, glaciology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleobiology, structure, geodesy, geophysics, paleoclimatology, and modeling.
Stratigraphy; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T71. Fault and Fracture Studies in the Solar System
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Simon A. Kattenhorn, Amanda L. Nahm
This session involves studies of the evolution and mechanics of non-terrestrial fault and fracture systems through spacecraft image analysis, theoretical models, or geophysical techniques.
Structural Geology; Planetary Geology; Tectonics
T72. Geofluids and Deformation: Integrated Studies for the 21st Century
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Mark P. Fischer
This session presents research that showcases the connection between geofluids, structures and structural processes at all scales and in all tectonic environments. Work that integrates hydrologic, structural, mechanical, and/or geochemical analyses will be highlighted.
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geochemistry
T73. Melt Microstructures: Evidence for the Presence of Melt and Consequences for Deforming Continental Crust
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Jamie Levine, Christine S. Siddoway
This session explores the petrological, geochemical, and geometrical conditions that promote the formation, segregation, and movement of melt in the middle and lower crust, including melt-deformation feedbacks, as determined from microscopic-scale observation and analysis.
Structural Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
T74. Pluton Assembly: Duration, Mechanisms, and Structural Controls
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Eric Horsman, Sven Morgan, Michel de Saint-Blanquat
This session will bring together different viewpoints on the assembly of igneous intrusions. Topics may include duration of assembly, petrologic/geochemical processes, space-making mechanisms, seismic imaging, and the role of structures in ascent and emplacement.
Structural Geology; Petrology, Igneous; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T75. Slow Slip and Non-Volcanic Seismic Tremor in Cascadia and Beyond: Observations, Models, and Hazard Implications
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
M. Maceira, J. Rubinstein, E. Roeloffs, C. Larmat
This session welcomes presentations that include critical observational or modeling constraints that bear on all aspects of the recently discovered episodic non-volcanic tremor and slow slip events both within and outside of the Cascadia subduction zone.
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T76. Continuous, Discontinuous and Disequilibrium Reactions during the Crystallization of Heavy-Element Enriched Pegmatites
Mineralogical Society of America
Callum J. Hetherington
This session encourages contributions on the mineralogical, petrological, geochemical, isotopic, and textural consequences of discontinuous and disequilibrium reactions between minerals and fluids in crystallizing pegmatites.
Mineralogy/Crystallography; Petrology, Igneous; Petrology, Experimental
T77. Frontiers in Mineral Sciences: Mineral/Melt Energetics, Mineral Surface Chemistry, Mineral Nanoscience, and High-Pressure Mineralogy
Mineralogical Society of America
Gordon E. Brown, Abby Kavner, Nancy L. Ross, Glenn A. Waychunas
This session in honor of Alexandra Navrotsky and Thomas Trainor will focus on mineral/melt energetics, chemical/microbial processes on mineral surfaces, structure/property relationships of minerals/mineral surfaces, and nanomaterials found in near-surface and high-pressure environments.
Mineralogy/Crystallography; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
T78. Issues Surrounding Exposure to Asbestos and Other Potentially Hazardous Fibrous Minerals Occurring in Their Natural Settings
Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geology and Health Division
Mark Bailey, Mickey Gunter
Asbestos issues have moved from occupational exposure to commercially produced asbestos to exposure to asbestos minerals in their natural settings. We bring together geologists, mineralogists, industrial hygienists, regulators, and public policy makers to discuss these issues.
Mineralogy/Crystallography; Environmental Geoscience; Geology and Health
T79. Eocene to Early- Miocene Magmatic Evolution of the Northwest United States with Emphasis on the Distribution, Composition, and Petro-Tectonic Setting of Large Rhyolite Systems
Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Martin Streck, Mark Ferns, Paul Olin
This session aims to bring together researchers interested in the volcanic history of Oregon and adjacent states prior to the onset of Columbia River Basalt magmatism. We seek contributions on any aspect of volcanism, petrology, and volcanic stratigraphy.
Petrology, Igneous; Volcanology; Stratigraphy
T80. Magmas and Volatiles: Linking Granites, Volcanoes, Geothermal Systems, and Mineral Deposits
Society of Economic Geologists
John Dilles, Jacob B. Lowenstern, David A. John
This session seeks to link diverse observations by petrologists, geochemists, and geophysicists on active volcanic and geothermal systems as well as ancient granites and magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits to understand magmatic volatile contents and degassing processes.
Petrology, Igneous; Economic Geology; Geochemistry
T81. Multidisciplinary Studies of Cascade Volcanism and its Tectonic Setting
Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Mariek Schmidt, Michael Rowe, Brian Jicha, Martin Streck, Roger Nielsen, Thomas W. Sisson
This session aims to unite efforts in the fields of geophysics, geochemistry, experimental petrology, and tectonics with the intent of understanding the development of the Cascade volcanic arc and the potential hazards associated with it.
Petrology, Igneous; Volcanology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T82. Advances in Understanding Metamorphic Processes: Nanoscale to Nappes
Mineralogical Society of America
C.T. Foster, Frank Spear, John Bowman
This session seeks contributions from field, experimental, analytical, and modeling studies that focus on the mechanisms, rates, and timescales of crystal nucleation, metamorphic reactions (including melting), fluid interaction, deformation, and heat/mass transfer in metamorphic systems.
Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
T83. Putting Biology Back into Biostratigraphy
Paleontological Society
Peter D. Ward
This session will explore why paleontological species were (and still are-often defined too narrowly and show how modern biology can inform, and in places correct, some of the more grievous examples of "biostratigraphy" that contain little "bio."
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
T84. Volcanism, Impacts, Mass Extinctions, and Global Environmental Change
Paleontological Society; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Gerta Keller, Thierry Adatte, Paul Wignall
This session will investigate how the roles of volcanism, meteorite impact(s), climate, and sea-level changes or alternative complex earth system processes might explain the documented phenomena or the lack thereof at various mass extinctions.
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Volcanology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T85. Coastal Problems, Micropaleontological Approaches
Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research; Paleontological Society
Laurel S. Collins, David B. Scott
Micropaleontological research is addressing coastal problems such as pollution, sea-level rise and increased hurricane activity. The session topic is particularly relevant because about 50% of the world's population lives within 50 miles of a coastline.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Environmental Geoscience; Marine/Coastal Science
T86. Fossil Preservation and Climate Change: Trends from Polar to Tropical Regions
Paleontological Society
Sally E. Walker, Samuel S. Bowser, Karla Parsons-Hubbard
Using both modern and fossil examples, this technical session will explore how global climate change, including ocean acidification, may alter the fossil record of organismal hardparts from polar to tropical regions.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
T87. Phanerozoic Paleoenvironmental Evolution of Africa
Paleontological Society
Ellen D. Currano, Neil Tabor, Bonnie F. Jacobs
This topical session will focus on African paleoenvironmental reconstructions with an emphasis on new Phanerozoic records and multiple lines of evidence addressing landscape, paleoclimate, vertebrate, and plant evolution.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Geochemistry; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
T88. The Present is the Key to the Past: Identifying and Characterizing Isotopic Pattern and Process in Modern Ecosystems
Paleontological Society
Kena Fox-Dobbs, David L. Fox
Stable isotope techniques are routinely used to investigate ecological and paleoecological questions, but these two research communities remain disconnected. This session presents isotopic studies of contemporary ecosystems, with potential or realized application to ancient ecosystems.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry
T89. Greenstone Belts, Archaean Earth, and Early Life
GSA International Division; Precambrian (at large); GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society; GSA History of Geology Division
Yildirim Dilek, Harald Furnes, Maarten de Wit
This session will evaluate diverse datasets from greenstone belts to better understand the nature and tempo of the physical, chemical, and biological processes involved in the development of the Archean crust, planetary evolution, and early life.
Precambrian Geology; Tectonics; Petrology, Igneous
T90. Cryovolcanism in the Solar System
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Louise Prockter, A. Dominic Fortes
We encourage papers that advance our knowledge of cryovolcanic processes in the solar system, including studies of composition, rheology, morphology, stratigraphy, and thermal and dynamical modeling of surface features and plumes.
Planetary Geology; Geochemistry, Organic; Volcanology
T91. Eruptive Deposits as Keys to Understanding Volcanic Systems on Planetary Bodies
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Nicholas Lang, David Williams
This session is geared towards understanding how the physical properties of volcanic landforms and deposits (composition, morphology, age, and distribution-can be used to constrain magmatic processes (magma generation, movement, and storage-on all planetary bodies.
Planetary Geology; Volcanology; Petrology, Igneous
T92. In the Footsteps of Darwin the Geologist: Celebrating Darwin’s 200th Birthday
Darwin Society
Gregory S. Baker, Patrick A. Burkhart, Edward Evenson
This session is designed to celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday by discussing the role that his geological training played in his most famous works and covering ongoing research into Darwin’s geological ideas.
Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T93. Glacial Mars
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Roger J. Phillips, James W. Head
Mars is a glacially active planet and has been that way for hundreds of millions of years. This session will review our present understanding of glacial Mars and present new results from ongoing Mars missions.
Planetary Geology; Quaternary Geology; Geomorphology
T94. Impact Cratering from the Microscopic to the Planetary Scale
GSA Planetary Geology Division; International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; Paleontological Society; GSA International Division
Christian Koeberl, Jared Morrow
This session welcomes contributions on any aspect of the study of terrestrial impact craters, from their formation to structure, from ejecta to shock deformation, from geological to biological effects, including comparative planetology, and recent controversies.
Planetary Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Stratigraphy
T95. Impact Cratering in the Solar System: Implications for Planetary Ages and Processes (The G.K. Gilbert Award Session)
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Louise Prockter, Jay Melosh
Impact cratering is a fundamental geological process throughout the solar system. We encourage contributions on any aspect of planetary impact cratering, including impact flux modeling, crater age dating, morphology, and laboratory studies.
Planetary Geology
T96. Volcanic Caves: Geological and Microbiological Terrestrial Analogs of Potential Extraterrestrial Conditions
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; NASA
George Veni, Carlton C. Allen
Volcanic caves provide unique insights into the origin of volcanic terrains and their extraterrestrial counterparts. Accurate interpretation is crucial as they are considered for possible human habitation and as potential optimal environments for microbial life.
Planetary Geology; Volcanology; Geomicrobiology
T97. EARTHTIME: From Developing Tools to Teaching about Time
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Samuel A. Bowring, Kirk R. Johnson
High-precision geochronology is revolutionizing our understanding of Earth's history. We seek contributions related to exploring the limits of precision and accuracy of geochronometers, calibration of proxy stratigraphies, and new efforts at educational in-reach and outreach.
Geoscience Education; Geochemistry; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
T98. Earth Science in Place-Based Teaching (Posters)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Charles Ault, Steven Semken
Participants will share ideas on using geographically diverse "places" as contexts for teaching Earth science. Place-based teaching cultivates local knowledge and encourages the appreciation of landscapes. The "place" approach also incorporates important cultural and aesthetic insights.
Geoscience Education; Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Information/Communication
T99. EarthScope Education and Outreach: Connecting Students, Teachers, and the Public to the Dynamic Landscape of North America
GSA Geophysics Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Robert J. Lillie, Susan Eriksson, John Taber
This session presents case studies of efforts to engage scientists, students, teachers, policy makers, and the public with EarthScope data and discoveries, and their bearing on a broad range of scientific and societal issues.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T100. Field Geology Education — Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
David Mogk, Steven Whitmeyer
This session will address numerous aspects of field instruction including historical perspectives, alternative curricula, field technology, original research, and international experiences with a focus on learning goals, pedagogic value and assessment of learning in the field.
Geoscience Education; Structural Geology; Geomorphology
T101. GIS in K-16 Geoscience Courses: Constructing Knowledge using GIS in Geoscience Courses
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Aida Awad, Michael Taber
Integrating GIS into K-16 geoscience courses provides rich opportunities for students to learn geoscience concepts while exploring relevant data and problems. Visualization, critical thinking, problem solving and computation skills are enhanced through the integration.
Geoscience Education; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
T102. Geological and Environmental Sciences Research Forum: Greater Visibility and Iinteractions Between the Undergraduates and K12 Students (Posters)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Nazrul I. Khandaker, Stanley Schleifer
Undergraduate and K12 Students interested in current environmental/geological issues will be able to exchange their ideas and findings through their poster presentation and receive feedback from the attendees, as well; great venue for making well-informed decision on future career choices.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience
T103. Geology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, and Education
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Bruce Heise, Timothy Connors
This session addresses the role of geoscience in the National Parks. Presentations are encouraged on geologic research, mapping, surface/ground water studies, paleontology, coastal geology, education, and resource management on National Park Service administered lands.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
T104. Geoscience Programs at Community Colleges: Models for Success and Innovation
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Eric M.D. Baer, Frank D. Granshaw
Community College programs are diverse and multifaceted. This session will highlight a variety of programs and how they successfully achieve their goals
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
T105. Interactions and Interdependencies of Academic and Applied Geosciences: Advantages, Challenges, and Ways Forward
GSA Academic and Applied Geoscience Relations Committee
Emily S. Schultz-Fellenz, Benjamin C. Burke
This session is a forum for: discussing the reliance of the academic and applied geoscience communities on one another, describing the successes and shortcomings of academic/applied geoscience interfaces, and detailing effective mechanisms for positive change.
Geoscience Education; Engineering Geology; Economic Geology
T106. Opportunities and Challenges for Geologic Hazards Education in Cascadia: In Memory of John Lahr
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geology and Health Division
Robert F. Butler, Carolyn L. Driedger, James Roddey
This session will provide an opportunity for Geoscience educators, K-12 Earth science teachers, and scientists and officials to showcase successes in and challenges to geologic hazards education in Cascadia and other regions.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication; Public Policy
T107. Promoting Literacy About Earth System Science Concepts
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Michael Wysession, Nicole LaDue
Multiple community efforts have defined the fundamental concepts of Earth System Science. These documents serve as tools that can unite the scientific community in conveying a common message about Earth science to the public.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy; Geoscience Information/Communication
T108. Spatial Skills in the Geosciences
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Cathryn A. Manduca, Basil Tikoff, Thomas F. Shipley, Carol J. Ormand
Papers in this session will describe research on the spatial skills that underpin our ability to learn about geoscience or do geoscience research, as well as educational or technical innovations that develop these skills.
Geoscience Education
T109. Successful Models of Collaborations between High Schools and Two-year and Four-year Institutions
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division
Aida Awad, Steve Mattox
This session highlights collaborations with high schools that lead to students entering the geosciences, including duel credit, high school teachers offering courses for college credit and duel enrollment, high school students attending college classes.
Geoscience Education
T110. Teaching and Research Challenges and Successes for Solitary Geologists in Academia
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geoscience Education Division; Council on Undergraduate Research
Janis D. Treworgy, Laura Guertin
Are you the only geologist at your institution? You are not alone! Come share your experiences and network with others like you. Discuss facilities, course load, research opportunities, challenges, successes, and what keeps you there.
Geoscience Education
T111. Techniques and Tools for Effective Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of Women and Minorities in the Geosciences
GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee; GSA Academic and Applied Geoscience Relations Committee; Association for Women Geoscientists
Margaret Brewer-LaPorta, Emily S. Schultz-Fellenz
This session provides an open discussion of successful methods for attraction and professional development of women and minorities within both the academic and applied geoscience sectors.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy
T112. The Nature of Geoscience Expertise
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division
David W. Mogk, Kim A. Kastens, Cathryn A. Manduca
Key aspects of geoscience expertise will be explored including spatial and temporal thinking, understanding Earth as a complex system, learning in the field, and integration of evidence across many scales of observation, methods, and sub-disciplines.
Geoscience Education; Structural Geology; Geomorphology
T113. Using Planetary Examples to Teach about Terrestrial Volcanoes
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; On the Cutting Edge Leadership Development in the Geosciences (an NSF-funded program)
Jayne C. Aubele, Barbara Tewksbury
We encourage abstracts that review and provide ways of integrating volcanoes from other planets into geosciences courses to enhance students' understanding of terrestrial geology and allow students to expand their skills to multiple planetary environments.
Geoscience Education; Planetary Geology; Volcanology
T114. What Can We do to Help Our Students Become Better Learners? Fostering the Development of Metacognition and Self-Regulation
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Dexter Perkins, Karl R. Wirth
Metacognition, knowledge and regulation of one's thinking and learning, plays a critical role in learning, yet is often overlooked. This session explores approaches and challenges to teaching metacognition and self-regulation within the earth sciences.
Geoscience Education
T115. Women and Minority Careers in the Geosciences: Successful Strategies for overcoming Challenges
GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee; Association for Women Geoscientists
Jacquelyn Hams, Margaret Brewer-LaPorta, Amy Garbowicz
Successful minorities and women discuss the challenges involved in starting and promoting a career in the geosciences.
Geoscience Education
T116. Challenges in Geoscience Publishing
Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
Monica Easton
Attention Journal Editors! Use this session as your opportunity to hold an information forum with a wider audience to discuss issues of concern (e.g., copyright, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, electronic publication, quality of review).
Geoscience Information/Communication
T117. Geoscience Information Landscape: Pathways to Success (Posters)
Geoscience Information Society; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Jody Foote
The geoscience information landscape is highly varied and offers many opportunities for information discovery. These posters represent the many unique pathways to geoscience information.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Education
T118. Navigating the Geoscience Information Landscape: Pathways to Success
Geoscience Information Society; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Jody Foote
The geoscience information landscape is constantly changing. Information comes in an array of formats from a multitude of sources. Successful navigation depends on the paths chosen to identify, gather, organize and disseminate resources.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Education
T119. Photographing Geology: The Roles of Imagery and Aesthetics in Geoscience Research and Communication. In Memory of Terry Toedtemeier
Ellen M. Bishop
Images at all scales enhance observation and help communicate geoscience to public and professionals. The session showcases photography and photographic techniques as an essential tool of research, communication, and creative and analytical thought.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoscience Education
T120. Darwin, Geology and Evolution: Impact of Darwinian Views on Scientific Theory-Making
GSA History of Geology Division; GSA International Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Yildirim Dilek, Michael Roberts, Léo F. Laporte
In this session, we will discuss and celebrate Darwin's thoughts and past-present impact on geosciences, and will examine implications of Darwin's theory of evolution for geology, biology, theology, and scientific philosophy.
History of Geology; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Quaternary Geology
T121. Pacific Rim Influence on Geological Thought and History
GSA History of Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA International Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Yildirim Dilek, Yujiro Ogawa, Ken'ichiro Hisada
In this session, we explore the history and development of major geological and geophysical concepts that have originated from the Pacific Rim, and will evaluate how these concepts have influenced the evolution of geological thought and new ideas through time.
History of Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Petrology, Metamorphic
T122. Copper and Gold Transport in Crustal Fluids: New Advances from Field, Experimental, and Theoretical Studies
Jamie Wilkinson, Clara Wilkinson
The role of unconventional (non-Cl-ligands in copper and gold transport in crustal fluids and implications for ore deposit genesis will be explored via case studies of natural systems, and experimental and theoretical modeling.
Geochemistry; Economic Geology; Petrology, Experimental
T123. Diurnal Biogeochemical Processes in Rivers, Lakes, and Shallow Groundwater
Geochemical Society; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division
Christopher Gammons, David Nimick
This interdisciplinary session will explore 24-h cycles in physical, biological and chemical processes in the terrestrial hydrosphere. Examples include diurnal changes in microbial dynamics and the concentration and speciation of trace metals, nutrients, and stable isotopes.
Geochemistry; Hydrogeology; Geomicrobiology
T124. Fluid-Driven Geochemical Transformations: In Honor of Harold Helgeson
Society of Economic Geologists; Geochemical Society
Everett L. Shock, Dennis Bird, William Murphy, John Dilles
Theoretical modeling is ubiquitous in aqueous geochemistry, because most fluids responsible for geochemical transformations no longer exist. This session will highlight theoretical, experimental, field and analytical developments that push the current limits of modeling capabilities.
Geochemistry; Economic Geology; Petrology, Experimental
T125. Geochemical Approaches to Sedimentary Provenance Studies
Geochemical Society; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Troy Rasbury, Sidney R. Hemming
We encourage presentations on new and established geochemical/geochronological provenance tools for constraining geological problems, including mountain and basin development, weathering, dynamics of sedimentary systems, ice sheet dynamics, aridity and winds, river discharge, and ocean currents.
Geochemistry; Sediments, Clastic; Tectonics
T126. Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs-Through Geologic Time
GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA International Division
A. Krishna Sinha, Barry B. Hanan, John Shervais
The origin and distribution of LIPs through geologic time is related to large scale catastrophic mantle melting events. Understanding the causes of such events is relevant to a better understanding of mantle dynamics and lithosphere evolution.
Geochemistry; Geoinformatics; Petrology, Igneous
T127. Science of Geologic Carbon Sequestration
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, John Kaszuba
Papers in this session will highlight current research and results in the field of geological carbon sequestration. Paper will be drawn from all disciplines including geomechanics, geochemistry, hydrology, and geo-microbiology.
Geochemistry; Hydrogeology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
T128. Soil Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration
Paul R. Gammon, David B. Smith
This topical session aims to explore the state-of-the-art in soil geochemical research as applied to the discovery of buried mineral deposits.
Geochemistry; Economic Geology; Environmental Geoscience
T129. Combining Geophysics and Geology: The George P. Woollard Award Session
GSA Geophysics Division
Catherine M. Snelson, Kevin Mickus
This session honors the recipient of the George P. Wollard recipient for their outstanding contribution of geophysics to advance our understanding of geology. General contributions of combining geophysics and geology to solve geologic problems are welcome.
Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Tectonics
T130. Deformation of the Cascadia Accretionary Prism
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Chris Goldfinger, Kelin Wang
The lack of instrumental great earthquakes in Cascadia, combined with the certainty of a future event, has driven great interest in this enigmatic subduction zone. This session will explore the structure, deformation and seismotectonics of the CSZ.
Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Tectonics; Structural Geology
T131. Ancient Coastal and Subsea Sites: New Findings and Problems
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; Smithsonian Institution
Jean-Daniel Stanley , Daniel F. Belknap
The session focuses on ancient land sites and former anthropogenic features now submerged off world coasts, a topic directly applicable for archaeologists working offshore, sea-level change specialists and managers formulating protections measures for vulnerable coastlines.
Archaeological Geology
T132. Forensic Geology
GSA Geology and Health Division
Cherukupalli E. Nehru
Interrelationships between forensic science, geology, and health.
Geology and Health; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry
T133. Geochemistry of Atmospheric Particulates: From Sources to Impacts on the Environment and Health
GSA Geology and Health Division
Jean M. Morrison, Suzette Morman, Geoffrey Plumlee
This session highlights the impact of dusts and other atmospheric particulates from geogenic sources (rocks, soils, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, etc.-on the environment and health.
Geology and Health; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
T134. Risks and Realities: Current Advances in Understanding Societal Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards
GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee, GSA Geoinformatics Division, GSA Engineering Geology Division, GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Nathan J. Wood, Monica E. Gowan
Understanding disaster potential requires the synthesis of natural and social science to gauge pre-event risk and post-event resilience. This session focuses on methods and outcomes of assessing societal risk to and recovery from disasters.
Geology and Health; Public Policy; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
T135. Geology in the National Forests and Grasslands — Stewardship, Education, and Research
GSA Geology and Society Division; USDA Forest Service, Minerals & Geology Management and Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants Programs; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Christopher P. Carlson, Paul K. Doss, J. Courtney Cloyd, Michael A. Crump
This session will explore some of the many aspects of the geological sciences conducted on the National Forests and Grasslands. Topics include paleontology, cave and karst geology, engineering geology and natural-hazard mitigation, hydrogeology, interpretive and recreational geology, geoecology, and more.
Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy; Geoscience Education
T136. He Sapa Oyate (Geoscience Community at the Heart of Everything That Is) — Native American Perspectives on Geoscience
Jacquelyn Bolman
This session highlights the unique perspectives of Native Americans in the geosciences, including knowledge of balancing the needs of people with the needs of our natural environments. Indigenous science is integrated with contemporary science
Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Information/Communication
T137. Plateau Native Cultures and Resource Management: First Foods Strategy
Katherine E. Ely
Focuses on Tamanwit: the Native American understanding that Science, natural processes and religion do not conflict, guiding all law, including nature law.
Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Information/Communication
T138. Sigma Gamma Epsilon Undergraduate Research (Posters)
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Richard Ford, Donald Neal, Charles Mankin
The goal of this session is to highlight recent and on-going undergraduate research in the geosciences in a student-friendly forum. The session is is open to students and faculty co-authors working in any area of the geosciences.
Environmental Geoscience; Stratigraphy; Petrology, Igneous
T139. Sources, Transport, and Fate of Trace and Toxic Elements in the Environment
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Geochemistry; GSA Geology and Health Division
LeeAnn Munk, David T. Long, W. Berry Lyons
The environmental chemistry of trace and toxic elements is an important and growing field of research in applied geochemistry. The session will examine the sources, transport, and fate of these elements in natural environments and areas impacted by anthropogenic activities.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Geology and Health
T140. Undergraduate Investigations of Geologic Hazards on Dynamic Landscapes (Posters)
Council on Undergraduate Research; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Patrick Burkhart, Jeffrey Marshall
Abstracts are solicited from students, particularly undergraduates, completing investigations of geologic hazards - both classic hazards, such as flooding and earthquakes etc., and contemporary hazards, such as climate change, landscape disruption, and associated declines in biodiversity.
Environmental Geoscience; Geomorphology; Public Policy
T141. What does Biology have to do with it? Biota in Weathering, Nutrient Cycling, Mineral Surface Interactions and Mineral Precipitation
GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division
Marjorie Schulz, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, C. Kent Keller
This session seeks submissions from all investigators of water-mineral/soil-microbe/plant interactions. Our goal is an increased understanding of biological effects on various processes such as chemical weathering, nutrient cycles and mineral formation.
Environmental Geoscience; Geomicrobiology; Geochemistry
T142. Applications of Landslide Inventories: Creating Hazard Maps and Guiding Policy
GSA Geology and Society Division; Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG); GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee
William J. Burns
The session is designed to gather and share information on the value of landslide inventories and their use toward risk reduction, including creation of hazard maps and policy guidelines.
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology; Public Policy
T143. Debris Flows
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Richard M. Iverson, Jonathan Godt, William Schulz
This session will include presentations on all aspects of debris flows, including initiation processes, flow mechanics and modeling, depositional processes and products, magnitude-frequency relations, and methods of hazard assessment.
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology; Volcanology
T144. Landslides in the Pacific Northwest: Advances in Research and Practice
GSA Engineering Geology Division; The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG); U.S. Geological Survey; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
William J. Burns, Jeffrey A. Coe, Rex L. Baum
This session will explore recent advances in understanding landslides and landslide hazards in the Pacific Northwest. The session encourages contributions from landslide researchers and practitioners that address problems associated with any type of landslide.
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology; Public Policy
T145. Use of High-Resolution Lidar DEMs for Geologic, Geomorphic and Geohazards Mapping
Ian Madin
High resolution lidar DEMs are becoming widely available, and can revolutionize geomorphic, geohazards and geologic mapping. This session will provide current examples of the use of this data.
Engineering Geology; Quaternary Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
T146. Ensuring Geologic Controversies are Addressed with Good Science in the Classroom, the Community, and the Capitol
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; GSA Geoscience Education Division; American Geological Institute (AGI)
Michael A. Phillips, Linda Rowan
Geologic controversies may be real or manufactured, but they always capture the public's attention. This session will present ideas and examples of ways to ensure the scientific perspective is included and given precedence when controversies arise.
Public Policy; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
T147. Sustainability of Water Resources for Energy Needs
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee
William Shilts, E. Donald McKay, Richard C. Berg
Energy production requires vast amounts of water for cooling and other operations. Ensuring that all water resource needs are met without compromising present and future generations requires a systematic approach to energy and water planning.
Public Policy; Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T148. The Columbia River Basin; From Mantle Plumes to Emerging Contaminants
Jim O'Connor, Elena Brennan Nilsen
We seek contributions addressing all aspects of the special geologic environment of the Columbia River basin and its influence on physiography, hydrology, resource utilization and cultural development, and present issues faced by regional policy makers.
Public Policy; Environmental Geoscience; Tectonics
T149. Copper in Central EurAsia and Russia: Linking Mineral Resource Assessment, Tectonics, and Metallogeny
Society of Economic Geologists; Centre for Russian and Central EurAsian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS); U.S. Geological Survey; GSA International Division
Jane M. Hammarstrom, Reimar Seltmann
This session will highlight recent research on the geologic framework for copper deposits (emphasis on porphyry and sediment-hosted deposits-in the former Soviet Union and neighboring territories and applications to regional-scale mineral resource assessment.
Economic Geology; Tectonics; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
T150. Melt and Fluid Inclusion Analysis In Resource Investigations
Society of Economic Geologists; U.S. Geological Survey
Albert H. Hofstra, Robert J. Bodnar
This session highlights methods for melt and fluid inclusion analysis and applications of inclusion compositional data to mineral resource and geothermal resource investigations.
Economic Geology; Geochemistry; Petrology, Igneous
T151. Clean Coal: Can it be a Reality?
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
Leslie Ruppert, Allan Kolker, Sean Brennan
This session examines what it will take to make "clean coal" a reality and what would happen if we cannot. Topics include science and technology of carbon capture, geologic sequestration, and partial capture environmental consequences.
Coal Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
T152. Frontiers in Coal Science: From Basic Research to Applied Technology
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
R.M. Flores, Maria Mastalerz
This session highlights recent advances in basic research on coal geology including petrology, geochemistry, and sedimentology. Also, advances in applied technology on coal utilization, environmental issues of combustion, coalbed methane, and CO2 sequestration in coal.
Coal Geology; Sediments, Clastic; Geology and Health
T153. Geoarchaeology and Late Quaternary Landscapes of North American River Valleys
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Todd Grote, Lara Homsey
This session will focus on recent interdisciplinary investigations of North American river valleys occurring from the landscape to site-specific scale. Submissions should contribute to understanding the archaeological record and late Quaternary lowland landscapes.
Archaeological Geology; Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology
T154. Geoarchaeology, Reconstructions of Paleoenvironments and Past Human- Environment Interactions
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society
Kathleen Nicoll, Catherine Yansa
Analysis of sediment and fossil records inform interpretations of cultural activity and Late Neogene-Quaternary environments. This session welcomes interdisciplinary papers on geoarchaeology and allied methodologies that reconstruct past landscapes, environments, and the human footprint on natural systems.
Archaeological Geology; Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology
T155. Geochemical Geoarchaeology: Artifacts and Contexts
GSA Archaeological Geology Division
Katherine A. Adelsberger, Cynthia M. Fadem
Geochemical methods increasingly provide the critical tools for understanding paleoenvironments, site formation processes, and human behavioral decisions. This session will highlight the variety of geochemical methods used in geoarchaeology across cultural and temporal boundaries.
Archaeological Geology; Geochemistry; Quaternary Geology
T156. New Advances in the Theory and Application of Luminescent and ESR Dating
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Paleontological Society, GSA Structure Geology and Tectonics Division
Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Joel Blickstein
This session will hightlight new theoretical developments and their applications within geology, paleontology, and archaeology for the thermoluminescent, optically stimulated luminescent, and ESR dating methods, including new applications for dating barnacles, foraminifera, and sedimentary deposits.
Archaeological Geology; Quaternary Geology; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
T157. Obsidian from Magma to Artifact: Geological and Archaeological Perspectives
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Geochemical Society
Ellery Frahm, Joshua Feinberg
This session brings together archaeologists and geoscientists from diverse fields -- geochemistry, igneous petrology, volcanology, geomorphology, and more -- to present on the topic of obsidian research, from magma formation and eruption to dating and sourcing artifacts.
Archaeological Geology; Petrology, Igneous; Volcanology
T158. Best Practices and Solutions for Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation
GSA Geoinformatics Division; U.S. Geological Survey; Association of American State Geologists
Brian Buczkowski, Tamara Dickinson
Preservation of geologic and geophysical data is an issue that many repositories and institutions face. This session will highlight best practices employed by these groups in preserving the access, longevity and viability of these resources.
Geoinformatics; Geoscience Information/Communication
T159. Climate Change Impacts on Society: Interface Between Earth Systems Science and Policy Making
GSA Geology and Health Division
Gordon N. Keating, Frank Perry
Climate change poses numerous challenges to society and natural systems. We encourage presentations of integrative theoretical or applied research in areas such as energy and water resources, environmental sustainability, land use, and natural hazards.
Geoinformatics; Public Policy; Environmental Geoscience
T160. From Virtual Globes to Geoblogs: Digital Innovations in Geoscience Research, Education, and Outreach
GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Google, Inc.; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geology and Society Division
Peter A. Selkin, Glenn A. Richard, John E. Bailey, Kyle House, Ronald C. Schott, Mano Marks
Virtual globes, various means of online collaboration, and novel applications of digital images can significantly enhance geoscience research, education, and outreach. This session will highlight particularly innovative examples.
Geoinformatics; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
T161. Monitoring Climate Through Glacier Change Using Geoinfomatics (Posters)
University Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Cathy L. Connor, Anupma Prakash
Transformation of the cryosphere creates global water shortages, coastal erosion and sea level inundation. Huge data volumes from space and Earth sensors must be organized and made available to the public to monitor this change.
Geoinformatics; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Marine/Coastal Science
T162. Your Attention Please! Advances in Natural Hazard Warning and Information Systems
GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA International Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; U.S. Geological Survey
Linda Gundersen
The combination of technology and the geosciences can provide real-time natural hazard warnings to emergency managers, the public, and scientists through a variety of media. This session highlights the state-of-the-art in local to global warning and forecasting.
Geoinformatics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Public Policy
T163. Advances in Terrestrial Volcanology from Planetary Exploration
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Jayne C. Aubele, Rosaly M.C. Lopes
Geologists no longer have just one planet to use in research and teaching. Comparative volcanological studies, and the use of volcanic analogs in teaching and mission planning, increases our knowledge of volcanoes and volcanic processes.
Planetary Geology

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