GSW meeting 1559: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you would recommend any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle@nvcc.edu.

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GSW Meeting 1556: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Draft minutes of 1556 (Word Document)

Please take a look and see if you would recommend any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle@nvcc.edu.

GSW Meeting 1557: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Draft minutes of 1557 (Word Document)

Please take a look and see if you would recommend any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle@nvcc.edu.

GSW Meeting 1558: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Draft minutes of 1558 (Word Document)

Please take a look and see if you would recommend any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle@nvcc.edu.

The 2020 Bradley Lecture

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

Meeting #1559

David Mogk, Montana State University, “Geoethics in an Uncertain World

TALK WILL be 60 MINUTES w/QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

Formal program at 8:00 pm EST

*** Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom***

Meeting flyer to print out and post in your living room.

As a continuing effort to ensure that our speakers are able to present their talks without any distractions/disruptions, the meeting will be locked 15 minutes after the formal program begins, after which time new attendees will only be allowed into the meeting between talks (the waiting room will be enabled for anyone trying to enter the meeting during a talk). To Attend: Please e-mail Abraham Padilla (apadilla [at] usgs.gov) for the Zoom link.

GSW 1558: Urban heat, fluid flow during subduction, & cratonic stability

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020

Meeting #1558

Jeremy Hoffman, Science Museum of Virginia, “The enduring legacy of inequitable exposure to urban heat and other tales”

Sarah C. Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland, “Applying crystal clocks to metamorphic processes: Using Li isotopes in garnet to constrain the duration of fluid flow during subduction metamorphism”

Carol Frost, University of Wyoming, “Born Strong: the making and breaking of cratons

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

Formal program at 8:00 pm EDT

*** Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom***

As a continuing effort to ensure that our speakers are able to present their talks without any distractions/disruptions, the meeting will be locked 15 minutes after the formal program begins, after which time new attendees will only be allowed into the meeting between talks (the waiting room will be enabled for anyone trying to enter the meeting during a talk). To Attend: Please e-mail Abraham Padilla (apadilla [at] usgs.gov) for the Zoom link.

Meeting flyer to print out and post in your living room.

GSW 1557: Eruptions, asteroid sample return, & salt on Mars

WEDNESDAY, Sept 23, 2020

MEETING #1557

Megan Newcombe, University of Maryland, “The final countdown to eruptions: short-timescale diffusion clocks for studying conduit processes”

Erica Jawin, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, “OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission to 101955 Bennu”

Kathleen Benison, West Virginia University, “Salt on Mars: Astrobiological Tombs?”

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW


Zoom link active at 7:30 pm EDT for socializing

Formal program at 8:00 pm EDT

*** Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom***

As a continued effort to ensure that our speakers are able to present their talks without any distractions/disruptions, the meeting will be locked 15 minutes after the formal program begins, after which time new attendees will only be allowed into the meeting between talks (the waiting room will be enable for anyone trying to enter the meeting during a talk). To Attend: Please e-mail Abraham Padilla (apadilla@usgs.gov) for the Zoom link.

NASEM Announcement – America’s Geoheritage II: Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series

The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is presenting the America’s Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America’s Natural Legacy Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series throughout fall 2020, many Tuesdays at 11:00 am EDT. These presentations will introduce the underlying rationale and concepts of the Geoheritage initiative, and the contributions that are being made by numerous stakeholders in the geoscience community. These presentations are free and open to everyone interested in using Geoheritage sites to promote research, education, public outreach, community planning, and geotourism. These presentations will set the stage for a virtual writing part of the workshop that will be convened the week of January 10, 2021 to further explore opportunities to develop and promote Geoheritage sites across the United States.  Save the dates, be informed, and plan to contribute to Geoheritage in your own geologic setting!

Attached are a complete flyer for the series and one for the inaugural September 8, 2020 webinar with Tim Badman (IUCN) and Patty Limerick (University of Colorado, Boulder) as our keynote speakers.  For more details about this first presentation, and to register please visit:  https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-08-2020/celebrating-americas-geoheritage .

For a complete list of webinar dates, topics, and speakers in the series and to register for each individual webinar, please visit https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/americas-geoheritage-ii-a-workshop .

GSW 1556: Magma, Mammoth nurseries & Microbial ecosystems

WEDNESDAY, Sept 9, 2020
MEETING # 1556

SAMANTHA TRAMONTANOThe City University of New York
Assembling and mobilizing mushy magma at Momotombo Volcano, Nicaragua and the 2015-2016 eruption

LINDSEY YANNWaco Mammoth National Monument
Geologic History and Discovery of America’s Columbian Mammoth Nursery Herd

NORA NOFFKEOld Dominion University
A microbial ecosystem in the 3.49 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara, Australia

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Zoom link active at 7:30 p.m. EDT for socializing
Formal program at 8:00 p.m. EDT

***Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom***
As a continued effort to ensure that our speakers are able to present their talks without any distractions/disruptions, the meeting will be locked 15 minutesafter the formal program begins (i.e. 8:15 pm), after which new attendees will only be allowed into the meeting between talks (the waiting room will be enabled for anyone trying to enter the meeting during a talk).  To Attend: Please e-mail Abraham Padilla (apadilla@usgs.gov) for the Zoom link.

Meeting flyer to print out and post in your living room.

“Stories in Stone” Virtual Field Trip Announcement

The Geological Society of Washington is pleased to present a virtual field trip experience, “Stories in Stone” hosted by author David Williams on Wed. Aug 26 at 8:00 pm ET. An invitation with a link to the Zoom virtual meeting is included below.

We will start the virtual meeting at 7:30 pm to allow some time for social connections and setup, and the event will start at 8:00 pm ET. We hope you can join!

Stories in Stone – Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks they travel, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story. On this virtual walk, which incorporates illustrations and photographs, you will explore a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics, from 3.5-billion-year-old gneiss to 120,000 years old travertine; a fossil rich limestone that is the most commonly used building stone in the United States, and the granite that led to the construction of the first commercial railroad in America. In this tour of building stone in the U.S. and Italy, I will discuss history, transportation, and architecture to give you a new way to appreciate urban geology. Plus, you’ll even be able to “visit” a couple of quarries and see where the stone originates.

Bio: David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide and author of Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, which forms the basis for this talk. He is also the author of the award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, which explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Cairns: Messengers in Stone. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum. His next book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, will be published in Spring 2021.

Day and Time: Aug 26, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To Attend: Please e-mail Daniel Doctor for the Zoom link to attend.