Feb. 12 meeting draft minutes for review

Here are the draft minutes from the 1550th meeting (Feb. 12). Please review them and send any corrections or additions to 2020 Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle via email. Thank you for your attention to this important task.

Draft minutes from the 1549th meeting

Members, please review the Jan. 22 meeting’s draft minutes here and send any corrections or additions to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle@nvcc.edu.

GSW 1550: Polar geotherms, coastal salinization, & solar soil

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020

MEETING # 1550

Yasmina Martos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Revealing geothermal heat flux in Earth’s polar regions – geodynamic evolution and impact on ice sheet dynamics

Chelsea Peters, University of Delaware 
Groundwater pumping and salinization risks in coastal aquifers

Kate Burgess, U.S. Naval Research Lab
Bits of the sun in my microscope: Finding preserved solar wind in space weathered lunar soil

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.

John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

GSW meeting 1548: Draft minutes for review

Here are the draft minutes from the 1548th meeting (the 2019 Presidential address). Please review them and send any corrections or additions to 2020 Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle via email. Thank you for your attention to this important task.

GSW 1549: shockwaves, field camp, & Patagonia

WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2020
MEETING #1549

SALLY JUNE TRACY, Carnegie Institution for Science
Experimental shockwave studies of geological materials

STEVEN WHITMEYER, James Madison University
Geoscience Field Education in the 21st Century: Accessible and
Multidisciplinary

RYAN SINCAVAGE, Radford University
The geologist’s sandbox: Surface process and climate signals in
the sediments of an alpine basin on the Northern Patagonian Ice
Field, Chile

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TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

2019 award winners

The Bradley Award, for best paper, goes to Deborah Green, for ‘You Don’t Look like a Geologist – Why are the Geosciences the least diverse of the STEM fields?’

The Bradley Award for 2nd best paper goes to Larry C. Peterson of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami for ‘Ice Cores and Ocean Mud: Records of Abrupt Climate Change and Implications for Tropical Hydrology’

The Great Dane Award, for the best informal communication to the society of timely or newsworthy events, goes to James W Head of Brown University, Dept of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, for ‘Chang’E 4 Mission to the Lunar Farside and the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP)’

The Sleeping Bear Award, for the person who displays the most memorable act of genuine good humor, goes to Bill Burton of the US Geological Survey.

Congratulations to all four of the awardees!

Slate of officer candidates for 2020

The proposed slate of GSW officers for next year is:
President: Ester Sztein (National Academy of Sciences)
1st VP: Liz Cottrell (National Museum of Natural History ,Smithsonian Institution)
2nd VP: Larry Meinert (Independent consultant & Editor, Economic Geology)
Treasurer: Carl-Henry Geschwind (Independent researcher)
Council Secretary: Pat Carr (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
Council Members: Pranoti Asher (American Geophysical Union)
        Julia Nord (George Mason University)
        Bill Craddock (United States Geological Survey)
Meeting Secretary: Beth Doyle (Northern Virginia Community College)
The Society will vote on this slate at the 127th annual meeting, on December 4th, following the 2019 Presidential address.

GSW 1548: Presidential address and 127th annual meeting

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
MEETING 1548
Michael E. Purucker
Chief, Laboratory of Planetary Magnetospheres
Solar System Exploration Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Presidential address: ‘Geology of the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Mercury as revealed by the magnetic fields in their crusts’
The Presidential address will be followed by a brief intermission and then the 127th annual meeting of the Society.
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
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Draft minutes from the 1547th meeting for review

Here’s a link to a draft of the minutes from the November 13th meeting of the Society. Members, please review them and send any corrections or identifications to Meeting Secretary Megan Holycross at HolycrossM@si.edu. Thanks for your attention to the details!

GSW 1547: the 2019 Bradley lecture

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2019
MEETING # 1547

The 2019 Bradley Lecture

R. Steven Nerem,
University of Colorado,
Measuring Sea Level Change from Space: What are the measurements telling us?

Abstract: Satellite altimetry (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3) and satellite gravity (GRACE and GRACE Follow-On) measurements have provided a wealth of new information on how sea level has been changing over the last few decades. This is giving us important informations about the causes of sea level change and about how it will evolve in the future. This talk will review these satellite technologies, summarize the changes we have observed, and discuss what this tells us about future sea level change. Our future under climate-driven sea level rise is becoming clearer, but there are still important questions to be answered.

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TALK WILL BE ONE HOUR IN DURATION w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC