GSW 1449: Coasts, Mole Hill, and Microtomography


Meeting Number 1449

John Wesley PowellAuditorium, Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Ave NW

Wednesday 9 March 2011; Refreshments 7:30 pm; Meeting 8:00 pm


John C. Brock, USGS, Coastal Science Applications of an Airborne Research LIDAR.

Elizabeth Johnson, James Madison University, Making a mantle out of Mole Hill: Petrologic and geochemical clues to what lies beneath the Shenandoah Valley, VA.

Wenlu Zhu, University of Maryland, Microtomography of Partially Molten Mantle Peridotite: 3-Dimensional Melt Distribution.

Field Trip:  April 2, A private tour of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian.  See GSW Web Site for details.

GSW Volunteers Needed for Science Fairs.

Science fair season begins in March and the Geological Society of Washington is looking for volunteers to serve as judges for the Earth and Environmental Sciences projects at science fairs around the region.  No experience is needed!  Just come with your enthusiasm for getting students interested in the geosciences.  The upcoming science fairs in our region are listed below.  If you are interested in serving as a judge, please contact Charna Meth at or see GSW Web Site for details.


Future meetings: 2011: March 30; April 13, 27; Sept 14; Oct 5; Nov 9;
Dec 14 (Annual Meeting);   Future meetings: 2012: Jan 11.


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