Category Archives: GSW

Geological Society of Washington

GSW 1527: Locatelli, Wesson, Bensi: fossilization, Darwin, hazards

The 1527th meeting of the Society will be on
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
,
featuring :

Emma Locatelli, U.S. State Department (formerly Yale)
It’s not just rust: biofilm-mediated clays help preserve fossil leaves

Robert Wesson, USGS (retired)
Darwin’s First Theory: Darwin and tectonics? Who knew?

Shelby Bensi, University of Maryland
Working across disciplines to improve resilience to natural hazards

Meeting flyer – Consider printing this out & posting it at your institution.

Beverages and socializing commence at 7:30pm.
The formal program starts at 8:00pm.
Meetings are open to the public; please join us!

We meet in the John Wesley Powell Auditorium of the Cosmos Club,
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008.

Entrance is through the club gate, the first right-hand entrance on Florida Avenue north of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue NW. The auditorium entrance is to the left of the gate. The Powell Auditorium is within walking distance of the DuPont Circle Metro stop (Q Street exit), the Connecticut Avenue bus routes (L2, L4), and the Massachusetts Avenue bus routes (N2, N4).

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GSW: Rudnick on Earth’s continents

The 1526th meeting of the Geological Society of Washington will be on
Friday, January 26, 2018
,
featuring :

GSW’s 125th birthday party and the Quasquicentennial Lecture:

Roberta Rudnick
University of California – Santa Barbara

“Earth’s Unique Continents”

Tickets are $90 apiece: https://gsw125.eventbrite.com

All attendees (including those only showing up at 8pm for the talk) need to:
1) register at the site linked to above, and
2) dress according to the formal dress code of the Cosmos Club

GSW 1524: Bentley on visualization in geology

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON

Meeting Number 1524

John Wesley Powell Auditorium, Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Ave NW Wednesday, December 6, 2017; Refreshments 7:30 pm; Meeting 8:00 pm

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THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON founded 1893

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.

Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College – Visualization in Geology: a brief history, best practices, & dispatches from the future.

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124th ANNUAL MEETING

Announcing the Slate of Officers for 2018; to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on December 6, 2017.

President:                     Karen Prestegaard (University of Maryland)

1st Vice President:       Michael Purucker (NASA)

2nd Vice President:     Ester Sztein (The National Academies)

Treasurer:                     Carl-Henry Geschwind (Independent Scholar)

Meeting Secretary:      Victor Zabielski (Northern Virginia Community College)

Council Secretary:        Pat Carr (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency)

Council Members (2018-2019):  Laura Helmuth (The Washington Post)

Libby Stern (federal government)

Mark McBride (Nuclear Regulatory Commission-retired)

Past-President:         Callan Bentley (Northern Virginia Community College)

Continuing Councilors:     Larry Meinert (USGS)

Michael Toomey (USGS)

Jessica Rodysill (USGS)

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If you have not done so already, renew your 2018 GSW membership based on the e-mail reminders you have received.  We will need to print and mail paper notices by the end of December to those who have not renewed.

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Future Meetings  2018: Jan 3; Feb 7; March 14; April 4, 18; May 2; Sept 12; Oct 3, 24; Nov 14; Dec 5 (Presidential address & annual meeting).

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

GSW 1524: Bentley on geological visualization

The 1524th meeting of the Geological Society of Washington will be on
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
,
featuring :

Presidential address

Visualization in Geology:
a brief history, best practices, & dispatches from the future

Stretched belemnite from the Alps
Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College

(GSW’s 124th Annual Meeting to follow.)

Refreshments at 7:30 PM; Formal program at 8:00 PM
John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
(see here for directions)

GSW 1521: Rifts and columns

The 1521st meeting of the Society will be on
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
,
featuring :

Columnar Jointing Mechanics in Three Dimensions
Michael Ryan
, The Magma Physics Project

Normal faulting and graben development as catalysts for Late Cenozoic landscape change, Fish Lake Plateau, Utah
Chuck Bailey
, The College of William & Mary

Evolution of a Neoproterozoic intracontinental rift: New insights from provenance analysis of conglomerates in the Mount Rogers Formation, SW Virginia
Beth McClellan
, Radford University

Meeting flyer to post

20 minutes each

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

GSW 1521: Rifts and the extrusive rocks within them

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
MEETING 1521
MICHAEL RYAN, The Magma Physics Project
Columnar jointing mechanics in three dimensions
CHUCK BAILEY, The College of William & Mary
Normal faulting and graben development as catalysts for Late
Cenozoic landscape change, Fish Lake Plateau, Utah
BETH MCCLELLAN, Radford University
Evolution of a Neoproterozoic intracontinental rift: New insights
from provenance analysis of conglomerates in the Mount Rogers
Formation, SW Virginia
TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
www.gswweb.org

Meeting flyer to post

GSW 1518: seafloor, Titan, & granites

The 1518th meeting of the Geological Society of Washington will be on
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
,
featuring :

Jean-Arthur Olive, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory – Columbia University
“What’s shaping the seafloor?”

Carrie Anderson, NASA
“The Organic Inventory at Titan’s Poles Inferred from ~15 Years of Cassini Observations”

Mike Ackerman, Carnegie Institution for Science
“New Perspectives on an Age-old Question: How do Granites Form?”