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2021 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting

Cancellation deadline: 3 May 2021. All Programs will Occur in PDT.

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When
5/12/2021 - 5/14/2021
Where
Online

Program

   
 
Virtual trip, one half day. The organizers will use video and slides to visit well-studied active and relict carbonate caves formed by hypogenic, often sulfide-rich waters in Mexico, Italy, and the Guadalupe Mountains. The second part will visit Nevada (and western Utah) caves to demonstrate the evidence for ancient, hypogenic speleogenesis in the Great Basin.
Category
Field Trips
Time
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5/10/2021 9:00 AM

One hour. This is a virtual tour that will include time-lapse video to compress an eight-hour tour of intersecting geologic and human history into a one-hour experience. A phreatic blast megatons in size created a mile-wide crater, now filled by Soda Lake. The magnitude-7 Dixie Valley earthquake ripped along more than 60 km of the Stillwater Range–front in 1954. The 12 kiloton Shoal nuclear test in 1963 created a 50-meter-wide cavity in solid granite.
Category
Field Trips
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/10/2021 2:00 PM

Virtual trip, two to four hours. Employing both newly compiled geologic and geophysical maps and Google Maps, this trip will present geologic field, age, and geophysical data and interpretations for sites along California Highways 140 and 120, from the western Sierra Nevada foothills, through Yosemite Park, over Tioga Pass, and into Mono Basin.
Category
Field Trips
Time
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5/11/2021 9:00 AM

This course is intended to serve the needs of (1) faculty and their students with interests in state-of-the-art environmental research; (2) environmental consultants, the private sector, and regulatory professionals who must resolve issues associated with site contamination, commingled plumes, potential sources/degradation of contaminants of concern, as well as site remediation on a regular basis; and (3) upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in the earth/environmental or related sciences with an interest in hydrogeological/environmental careers.
Category
Short Course
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5/11/2021 9:00 AM

All funds donated will go to the Section endowment fund and is tax deductible.  The income generated by the endowment fund is distributed by the management board consistent with their guidelines.
Category
Endowment Funds
5/12/2021

All funds donated will go to the Section endowment fund and is tax deductible.  The income generated by the endowment fund is distributed by the management board consistent with their guidelines.
Category
Endowment Funds
5/12/2021

All funds donated will go to the Section endowment fund and is tax deductible.  The income generated by the endowment fund is distributed by the management board consistent with their guidelines.
Category
Endowment Funds
5/12/2021

All funds donated will go to the Section endowment fund and is tax deductible.  The income generated by the endowment fund is distributed by the management board consistent with their guidelines.
Category
Endowment Funds
5/12/2021

All funds donated will go to the Section endowment fund and is tax deductible.  The income generated by the endowment fund is distributed by the management board consistent with their guidelines.
Category
Endowment Funds
5/12/2021

GSA student members can ask career-related questions and learn about non-academic pathways in the geosciences while networking with professionals at the Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Programs.
Category
Mentor Programs
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5/12/2021 12:30 PM

GSA student members can ask career-related questions and learn about non-academic pathways in the geosciences while networking with professionals at the John Mann Mentor Programs.
Category
Mentor Programs
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5/13/2021 12:30 PM

This workshop will feature career planning, an exploration of geoscience job sectors, tips on how to get your résumé noticed and what employers are looking for in new hires, along with information on best practices for crafting a résumé and cover letter. Non-technical skills and Individual Development Plans (IDPs) will be reviewed. Everyone is welcome.
Category
Workshop
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5/14/2021 12:30 PM

One day. This field trip will investigate emplacement mechanisms and deformation of several large Cretaceous arc granites in northwestern Nevada (Sahwave, Nightingale, Fox, Granite, and Selenite Ranges). The trip will emphasize age, size, and composition of plutons, new fabric studies, evidence for dextral shearing during emplacement, and regional tectonics.
Category
Field Trips
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5/15/2021 9:00 AM

Half-day. Join us on a virtual field trip along northern Colorado’s Front Range, where we will dig into a handful of our most compelling geologic stories, at regional to microscopic scales. The virtual trip will expand on a few stops from our field trip during the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting (“Roadside faults, folds, fossils, crystals, and diamond pipes”: See our field guide at https://doi.org/10.1130/2016.0044(11)) and will introduce new sites. The geographic extent of the field trip is along the Front Range from north of Boulder to south of the Wyoming state line. Within that range, approximately 5 stops will be featured with virtual coverage.
Category
Field Trips
Time
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5/15/2021 9:00 AM

Half-day. This will be a virtual trip exploring data and techniques used to inform the Interstate 70 transect. Magnetotellurics, low-temperature thermochronology, seismic, wells, outcrop, and strike analogs constrain the interpretation of Ancestral Rockies, Laramide, and post-Laramide deformation. Palinspastic restoration reveals ~80 kilometers of horizontal translation across the basement uplifts of central Colorado.
Category
Field Trips
Time
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5/16/2021 9:00 AM