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GSW Meeting 1561 on 27 Jan 2021: Transform faults, Hydrology with GPS, and Icequakes on Enceladus

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Jessica Warren, University of Delaware, “Global oceanic transform faults: the link between fluid flow and seismic behavior

Ellen Knappe, University of California-San Diego, “The capability of GPS to measure watershed hydrology

Kira Olsen, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, “Icequakes on Enceladus: Investigation into tidally modulated seismicity at icy rifts using an Antarctic analog

Talks will be 20 minutes with questions to follow. The Zoom link opens at 7:30 PM for socializing. Formal program begins at 8 PM Eastern time.

To insure that our speakers are able to present their talks without any distractions or 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 room between talks (the waiting room will be enabled for anyone trying to enter the meeting during a talk. Further details, including the Zoom link to the talk, will be sent to members shortly. For non-members: Please e-mail Mong-Han Huang (mhhuang [at] for the Zoom link

2020 Award winners

We are delighted to announce the GSW award winners for 2020.

1st place formal talk:

KATHLEEN BENISON, West Virginia University – Salt on Mars: Astrobiological Tombs?

2nd place formal talk:

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

Great Dane Award for best informal presentation:

Arthur Merschat (USGS) reported details of the magnitude 5.1 Sparta, North Carolina earthquake that occurred on August 9, 2020.

The Sleeping Bear award winner was 

Jeremy Hoffman (Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia)

GSW Meeting 1560/Presidential Address: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Draft minutes of GSW meeting 1560

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