GSA Publications Update
A new issue of #GSABulletin is now online: gsabulletin.gsapubs.org
Cover: Microlepidopalla mira, an organic-walled marine microfossil from the Galeros Formation of the Neoproterozoic Chuar Group, Grand Canyon National Park. This species has also been found in the lower part of the Neoproterozoic Uinta Mountain Group of Utah. The Chuar and Uinta Mountain groups, along... View details ⇨
In this week’s classic #openaccess paper, Alper Gürbüz looks at the geometric characteristics of pull-apart basins. Pull-apart basins are depressions bounded on their sides by two or more strike-slip faults and on their ends by diagonal transfer faults. The angles and aspect ratios of these basins are well known, but Gürbüz’s research suggests that there is also a relationship between the... View details ⇨
In this week’s #openaccess paper, Livingstone et al. use satellite imagery, digital elevation models, and radio-echo sounding to reveal how meltwater moves through both linear eroded channels as well as dendritic paleofluvial channel networks beneath the Humbolt Glacier.
National Park Week begins this Saturday April 15th and runs through Sunday the 23rd. Visit any national park for free on April 15–16 and 22–23! Follow this link to learn more about Junior Ranger Day, Earth Day, and Park Rx Day events scheduled for National Park Week: [ Nps.gov Link ]
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In this week’s classic #openaccess paper, Bridges et al. look at sand motion on Mars. Their research demonstrates that many sand ripples and dunes across Mars exhibit movement of a few meters per year, demonstrating that Martian winds are sufficient to mobilize sand and that sand migrates under current conditions in diverse areas of the planet.
This Friday (14 April) is the deadline to apply for the Field Camp Excellence Award. This $10,000 award is given each year to a geology field camp to assist with the summer field season. It is based on safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence. [ Bit.ly Link ][ Bit.ly Link ]
Photo: 2016 Field Camp Excellence Award winner Santa Barbara City College -... View details ⇨
GSA Publications Update
A new issue of #GEOLOGY is available online bit.ly/2p4khGg
Cover: The Mountaineer Range in Antarctica, composed of Cambrian-Ordovician granitoids of the Granite Harbour Intrusive Complex, rises over 1 km above the Aviator Glacier trough. A solar panel protrudes from five feet of snow accumulated above a broadband seismometer from the TAMNNET seismic array, which was... View details ⇨
Results for the 2017 GSA Graduate Student Research Grant program are now available. Login with your GSA Member ID to find out if your research proposal was selected for funding. If you are receiving a grant, please confirm your information with GSA by 18 April 2017. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal!
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New episode of Scientific American's '60 Second Science' podcast features Sara Rathburn's paper 'The fate of sediment, wood, and organic carbon eroded during an extreme flood, Colorado Front Range, USA' published online ahead of print in #GEOLOGY: [ Bit.ly Link ][ Bit.ly Link ]