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GSW 1545: 2 landslides + 1 crustal evolution

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019
MEETING # 1545

DALIA KIRSCHBAUM, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Finding the Slippery Slope: Opportunities to Investigate Landslides from Space

MONG-HAN HUANG, University of Maryland
Monitoring seasonal slow-moving landslide and hazard in Aizawl, India from space

TAMARA CARLEY, Lafayette College
Investigating proto-continental crust construction using very young (Icelandic) and very old (Hadean) zircon

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 1544: Diversity, funding, & light stable isotopes

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2019
MEETING # 1544

Deborah Green, Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology

You Don’t Look Like a Geologist –
Why are the Geosciences the Least Diverse of the STEM Fields?

Laura Szymanski, Geological Society of America

Funding to Fly High: How the appropriation process works for NASA projects

Scott Wieman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Light stable isotope research in support of ongoing and future NASA flight missions

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TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

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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GSW 1543: Mineralogy and oceans, Icelandic coring, and bonebeds

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
MEETING 1543

GABRIELA FARFAN
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History
“A mineral perspective on coral skeletons in a changing ocean”

EMILY MARTIN
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum
“Holes in the ground are cool: Using pit chains in Iceland to
measure snow on Saturn’s moon Enceladus”

MATTHEW T. CARRANO
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History
“Challenges and benefits of using vertebrate microfossil bonebeds
for understanding terrestrial paleoecosystems”

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

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Meeting 1542: paleoclimate, dinosaur eggs, and glacial pollution

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
MEETING 1542

DR. LARRY C. PETERSON,
University of Miami
Ice Cores and Ocean Mud: Records of Abrupt Climate Change
and Implications for Tropical Hydrology

DR. SHAENA MONTANARI,
National Science Foundation AAAS
Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Cracking the egg: The use of modern and fossil eggs for
ecological, environmental and biological interpretation

DR. KIMBERLEY R. MINER,
U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center’s Geospatial Research Laboratory
The secret legacy of glaciers: Assessing the risk of legacy
pollution in glacial meltwater

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John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
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GSW 1541: Adirondack deglaciation, chondrite sulfides, post-Permian reptiles

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
MEETING 1541

AARON M. BARTH, Emory & Henry College
Deglacial thinning of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in the Adirondack
Mountains, New York, USA revealed by 36Cl exposure dating

SHERYL A. SINGERLING, U.S. Geological Survey
The Life and Times of Sulfides in CM Chondrites, from Nebular
Crystallization to Asteroidal Alteration

ADAM PRITCHARD, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum
of Natural History
The origin and rise of the modern reptile groups and the Permo-
Triassic Transition

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John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
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GSW 1540: magnetic rocks, Everglades management, space resources

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
MEETING 1540

IOAN LASCU, Smithsonian Institution
Magnetic Trek Into Vortex: The Nature of Magnetic Carriers in Rocks Revealed

G. LYNN WINGARD, U.S. Geological Survey
The Application of Holocene Records to Resource Management: An Example from the Everglades

LAWRENCE D. MEINERT, Meinert Consulting, LLC
Space Resources – the Hype versus Reality

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Free & open to the public
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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GSW 1539: mass extinctions, life of a plate, Greenland as moon analogue

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019
MEETING 1539

Peter Brannen, journalist and author
Earth’s Great Mass Extinctions, Past and Future

Helen Janiszewski, Carnegie Institution
The Birth and Death of a Plate:
What Offshore Instrumentation Teaches Us About Subduction Zones

Angela G Marusiak, University of Maryland
Exploring Icy Moons:
How Greenland can help us Understand Ice Covered Worlds

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
www.gswweb.org

GSW 1538: stromatolites, space lasers, and lava dome collapse

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
MEETING 1538

Erica Suosaari, Smithsonian Institution
Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia: A Microbial Carbonate Factory

June Wicks, Johns Hopkins University 
Planetary Exploration in the Age of Big Lasers

Janine Krippner, Concord University
Exceptionally Large Lava Dome Collapse Events and Block-and-Ash Flows: Hot and Fast Avalanches of Destruction

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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
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GSW 1537: Jan. 9, 2019: Landslides, silicic magma in Iceland, and oceanic ridge melt focusing

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Speakers will be:

Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA – Finding the slippery slope: Opportunities to investigate landslides from space (cancelled due to the Government Shutdown)
Replaced with two 10-minute talks:

Insight at Mars: The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport  by Nick Schmerr (University of Maryland)

Geological characteristics of Von Kármán crater, northwestern South Pole-Aitken basin: Chang’E-4 landing site region by Jim Head (Brown University)

Abraham Padilla, USGS – How to assemble a silicic magma system in the Icelandic crust

Joyce Sim, Carnegie Institution – Melt focusing beneath mid-ocean ridges

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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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GSW 1536: Presidential address & 126th Annual Meeting

Meeting announcement: the 1536th meeting of the Geological Society of Washington will be the 2018 Presidential address:

Dr. Karen Prestegaard
University of Maryland, College Park

“How trees influence hydrological processes, weathering, and carbon fluxes in boreal forest soils”

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The 1536th regular meeting will be followed by the 126th Annual Meeting of the Society. Members should review the draft minutes of the 125th annual meeting before attending, and send any corrections to Meeting Secretary Victor Zabielski at vzabielski@nvcc.edu.

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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
www.gswweb.org