Earth System Processes 2
The technical program abstracts and schedule are online now!
Register by 27 June 2005! Late fees go into effect on 28 June. Field Trip registration deadline is 30 June.
[ abstracts | field trips ]
… and be sure to check out the Education Workshop. You’ll discover successful models for teaching students about systems, integrating interdisciplinary research in your teaching, and building bridges with the K-12 science community.
[ workshop details ]
Science • Learning • Colleagues
16-19 October, Salt Lake City, UT
"The Annual Meeting is one of the best venues for sharing our Science, continuing our Learning, and interacting with our Colleagues. As you make plans for October, I would like to issue this challenge: encourage at least one other student or colleague to attend the meeting and share in our growing community. See you in Salt Lake City!"
|— Adolph Yonkee, 2005 General Chair
|Follow these convenient shortcuts to meeting info:
|Abstract Deadline is 12 July.
[ Pardee Symposia & Topical Sessions | submit an abstract ]
|Online registration is open. Book your hotel, too.
Standard registration deadline: 12 September.
[ register today | lodging info ]
|Planning an event in SLC?
Space needs to be requested before 1 July.
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|Student Travel Fund:
In its inaugural year (2004), more than $8,500 was donated, helping 120 students with travel assistance for the Annual Meeting. The need is great — there were 400 applicants for these funds!
Donate on your registration form.
[ more info | Students: how to apply ]
Salt Lake City has some amazing sites! Check out the tours planned for this year.
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|Invite a Colleague. GSA makes it easy. Download a draft e-mail message with live links, written for people unfamiliar with GSA and its annual meeting, and tailor it for your use.
[ invite a colleague ]
Congratulations to the 2005 participants!
Thirty-eight honored members will fill positions in some of the most beautiful places in the US on America’s public lands.
[ read more ]
Stimulate Growth & Change
GSA seeks candidates to serve on Society committees and as GSA representatives to other organizations. Deadline for nominations is 1 August.
[ nomination form |
[ current vacancies (pdf) ]
NOAA Great Lakes Ice Atlas presents a 30-winter (1973-2002) set of digitized composite ice charts, and a complete multi-winter statistical analysis of the climatology of the ice cover concentration.
New online map from USGS, updated hourly, forecasts California earthquake hazards. Using an historical baseline level of risk, the program estimates the probability of damaging aftershocks throughout the state in the ensuing 24 hours.
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
At its May 2005 meeting, GSA Council approved two new official position statements:
• Visas for Foreign Scientists and Students
• Open Access to Data
These statements were developed by the Geology & Public Policy Committee, and are posted with GSA’s other position statements. You can use these statements when you work with local citizens or contact your member of Congress about earth science and environmental issues of concern.
[ view position statements ]
GSA IN THE NEWS
ScienceNow Online reports about a Rasmussen paper (GEOLOGY, June 2005) noting the oldest evidence for in situ petroleum generation and expulsion (by more than one billion years) from ~3.2 and 2.63 billion-year old shales from the Pilbara Craton in Australia.
[ abstract | ScienceNOW article ]
A study by Wilkinson demonstrating that human activity (agricultural and construction) now erodes rock, soil, and sediment at about 15 times the rate of natural processes (GEOLOGY, March 2005) was reported by Natural History magazine.
[ abstract ]
Reseach by Heermance on two small northern California glaciers holding their own relative to global warming was presented at the Cordilleran Section meeting and reported by NASA's Earth Observatory and Science Daily.
[ abstract | NASA Earth Observatory article ]
Research by Kukihara et al. on a newly discovered cluster of dinosaur tracks at southeastern Colorado's John Martin Reservoir was presented at the Rocky Mountain Section meeting and reported by the Rocky Mountain News. The article was subsequently picked up by Scripps Howard News Service outlets all across the U.S.
[ abstract ]
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