Author Archives: Michael Purucker

Draft meeting minutes from the GSW meeting of May 8, 2024

The last GSW meeting of the Spring featured three formal talks, two informal communications, and an obituary. A draft of the meeting minutes can be found here.

Updated draft meeting minutes: 1600th GSW meeting

from the meeting at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Lab on April 24 are here. Comments or corrections should be directed to Michael Purucker.

March 27: Draft meeting minutes of 1599th GSW

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks. A draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any suggestions, changes or corrections.

March 6, Draft meeting minutes

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks. A draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any suggestions changes or corrections.

Feb 7 Draft meeting minutes

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks and a draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any corrections or suggested changes.

Dec 6 draft meeting minutes, including the presidential address

Can be found here. Please send any changes to Graham Lederer.

2023 Awards and Draft minutes of our annual meeting, 6 Dec 2023

Our council secretary, Beth Doyle, has kindly provided a draft of the December 6 annual business meeting which is available here. The Awards committee presented the Bradley Prize for the best formal scientific talk to Anna K Behrensmeyer (Smithsonian) for her talk on Nov 8 entitled What is Taphonomy, and why does it matter? The prize for the second-best formal talk went to Shoshana Weider (NASA Hq) for her talk on Oct 4 entitled Mercury Exploration: Past, Present and Future. The Great Dane Award for the best informal communication to the GSW of timely or newsworthy events went to Tammy Bravo (Earthscope) for her update on the destructive magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Turkey. The Sleeping Bear Award for genuine good humor at meetings went to Hmong-Han Huang and Ved Lekic, both at the Univ of Maryland. Honorable mentions went to James (Jim) Head (Brown Univ) and Graham Lederer (USGS). The Meeting Secretary’s report by Graham Lederer announced that Michael Purucker took the honors as Grand Inquisitor, narrowly beating out Larry Meinert.

Presidential Address and Business Meeting

Presidential Address: KORI NEWMAN (STR) — Geoscience Applications Supporting Improvements to Landmine Detection Systems

Followed by the Business Meeting. Both meetings are at the AGU Conference Center (2000 Florida Av NW) on 6 December (Wed) evening. Join us at 730 PM for snacks and drinks. The Presidential Address will begin at 8 PM.

Draft minutes of our 8 November 2023 meeting, the 1594th

Our Meeting Secretary, Graham Lederer, has kindly provided the following draft minutes of this meeting. Let him know of any additions or corrections at glederer[at]usgs.gov.

Draft minutes of 25 Oct meeting (1593rd GSW)

Our chronicler, Graham Lederer, has kindly provided the following draft minutes of our last meeting. Let him know of any additions or corrections at glederer[at]usgs.gov.