Climate-Driven Permafrost Thaw
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Image: Megaslumps in fluvially incised hummocky moraine, Peel Plateau, northwestern Canada.
Image credit: Steven V. Kokelj
Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia
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Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia
2018 GSA Calendar Photo Search

We're looking for a few good photos: [ Link ]

We know that geoscientists have talent—so give us your best shot! You may enter up to three (3) images in landscape orientation using these categories as a guide.
Iconic Landscapes—Striking or notable geologic landscapes and features.
Abstract Images—The patterns of geology at any scale, photomicrographs to...
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Italy Penrose Conference
25–29 Sept. 2017 | Apiro, Marche Region, Italy
250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy: Celebrating 25 Years of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco. Apply by 31 May.

Photo: Ten million years of geologic history across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the Frontale quarry near Coldigioco
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While much has been written about the Colorado River and its role in forming the Grand Canyon, in this week’s #openaccess paper Brian Wernicke examines the role of a different river. His analysis indicates that incision of the Grand Canyon occurred primarily in Campanian time and was accomplished by a NE-flowing river with headwaters on the NE slope of the Cordillera in California. This river...
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GSA Today #Science Posted Online Ahead of Print

'Increased Land Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise are Submerging Egypt’s Nile Delta Coastal Margin'
Jean-Daniel Stanley, Pablo L. Clemente
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Figure 1. Map of the Nile Basin indicating relative percentages of fresh-water flow contributed by the Blue Nile, Atbara River, and the White Nile to the Main Nile in the Sudan...
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GSA Today #Science Online Ahead of Print

'Increasing Undergraduate Interest to Learn Geoscience with GPS-based Augmented Reality Field Trips on Students’ Own Smartphones'
Natalie Bursztyn, Brett Shelton, Andy Walker, Joel Pederson [ Link ] [ Link ]

Figure 1. Students play “Grand Canyon Expedition: Geologic Time” on the campus quad. Insets (left to right) are screen shots of...
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'Quaternary Rupture of a Crustal Fault beneath Victoria, British Columbia, Canada'
Kristin D. Morell, Christine Regalla, Lucinda J. Leonard, Colin Amos, Vic Levson
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Figure 1: (A) Tectonic setting. White circles—locations of historical earthquakes (USGS NEIC) between AD 1946 and 2015, scaled by magnitude. White...
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'Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent'
Nick Mortimer, Hamish J. Campbell, Andy J. Tulloch, Peter R. King, Vaughan M. Stagpoole, Ray A. Wood, Mark S. Rattenbury, Rupert Sutherland, Chris J. Adams, Julien Collot, Maria Seton
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Figure 2: Spatial limits of Zealandia. Base map from Stagpoole (2002) based on data from Smith and...
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Office Manager and Corporate Secretary - GSA Foundation
GSA is seeking an Education Programs Coordinator. For more information please visit: [ Link ]

GSA Job Opportunity
in partnership with GSA, is offering a webinar series throughout the spring and summer to answer questions about eclipses, radio waves, the ionosphere, and how to build your own receiver system to participate in the nation-wide eclipse #STEM research experiment associated with the solar eclipse on 21 August 2017.

To learn more and to register, visit: [ Link ]

EclipseMob Home
Thank you GSA for the great promotion of NAGT'S Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award winners listing in the recent GSA Today. We are proud of our winners and proud to stand with GSA in recognizing excellence in Earth science teaching at the pre-college level. To learn more about NAGT's award programs visit: [ Link ]
During the summer of 2017, the GSA GeoCorps America program will be recruiting 17 participants for rigorous geoscience opportunities through the BLM’s Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistants program. These opportunities bring new and diverse viewpoints to the BLM while working on rigorous proj...
A #firehose of #lava from #Kīlauea Volcano continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna.

The lava begins its journey from a vent at Puʻu ʻŌʻō, on the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea. It flows downhill through an underground lava tube system traveling about 11.0 km (6.8 mi) to the Kamokuna lava delta. There, it enters the ocean in an amazing “firehose” flow.

There are significant hazards to venturing...
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Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates 2016 Report from our friends at the American Geosciences Institute: [ Link ]
Two volcanologists blogging about volcano science, research, hazards, and experiments.

In the Company of Volcanoes
The abstract deadline for the 2017 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is 21 February:

Image - from top left: Scotiabank Saddledome and Downtown Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary Stampede, Canada Olympic Park, Lougheed House, Stephen Avenue, Calgary Zoo
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Taranaki’s unusual earthquakes
via Victoria University of Wellington:
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From #GEOLOGY: 'Mantle earthquakes, crustal structure, and gravitational instability beneath western North Island, New Zealand' [ Link ]

Taranaki’s unusual earthquakes
Understanding the spatial structure of fossil localities is critical for interpreting Earth system processes. In this week’s #openaccess paper, Roy Plotnick used point pattern statistics to determine the fractal distribution of fossil localities. His analysis shows that the spatial distributions of sites are fractal for almost every studied interval, indicating that clumping of localities...
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