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All sessions will take place at the Oregon Convention Center,
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland.
Invited and Volunteered Papers
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.
Can’t find a topical session that fits your abstract?
No problem! In addition to the topical sessions, there will be quite a few discipline categories for which you can submit an abstract. Discipline sessions are equally vital to our technical program. Please feel free to contact the JTPC member associated with your discipline if you have any questions regarding your abstract.
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- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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