Monthly Archives: February 2020

Next GSW meeting will be at AGU headquarters

We will have our next meeting in a new location, the American Geophysical Union’s headquarters at 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington,DC 20009. If you would like to participate in the 7pm tour of AGU’s newly-renovated LEEDS-certified, net-zero building, you must sign up in advance, with this Google form.

If you only plan to attend the 8pm meeting, then you do not need to sign up.

AGU is located at 2000 Florida Ave, N.W. AGU strongly encourages the use of public transportation and ride sharing/carpooling. The nearest metro stop is Dupont Circle, on the Red Line; we are just about 3 blocks north of the station. The most convenient parking garage is located in the Universal Building and is accessible from two points: (1) Universal North, accessed from T Street, NW, across from the side entrance of the Hilton Washington, and (2) Universal South, accessed from Florida Avenue, NW, across from the front entrance of AGU. (best access for evening activities). There is some street parking for those who are resourceful; most is metered and/or has residential restrictions. Attached is a map showing the metro & parking locations.

GSW 1551: Indian fossil hunting, Volcanic CO2, & Funding Antarctic geoscience


Meeting Number 1551

John Wesley Powell Auditorium, Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 26, 2020; Refreshments 7:30 pm; Meeting 8:00 pm


ADVAIT JUKAR, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History – Nineteenth century fossil hunting in the Indian Subcontinent.

JONATHAN TUCKER, Carnegie Institution of Science – The carbon footprint of oceanic volcanoes.

BEVERLY WALKER, National Science Foundation – Funding geoscience in Antarctica: the coldest, highest, driest, windiest continent on Earth.


Meeting flyer to print and post at your institution

Future Meetings 2020: March 11, 25; April 29; May 13; Sept 9, 23; Oct 7; Nov 4; Dec 2.

Know someone who would enjoy GSW? Consider inviting a colleague or friend to the meeting.

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