Monthly Archives: November 2019

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

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.
Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

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 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.

Meeting flyer to print and post at your institution

Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC