GSA Publications Update
A new issue of #GEOLOGY is available online:

COVER: Gray lower Jurassic marly limestones of the Digne nappe (Western Alpine foreland, southeast France) thrust over Oligocene “red molasse,” which is preserved in an erosional half-window following recent uplift. See “Foreland exhumation controlled by crustal thickening in the Western Alps” by Schwartz et...
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GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellowship

Put your expertise to work to help shape #science and technology policy on Capitol Hill. The GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow spends a year working on staff for a member of Congress or congressional committee. Deadline to apply: 1 Feb. [ Link ] U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The Arabia-Eurasia collision has been linked to global cooling, the slowing of Africa, Mediterranean extension, the rifting of the Red Sea, an increase in exhumation and sedimentation on the Eurasian plate, and the slowing and deformation of the Arabian plate. In this week’s #openaccess paper, McQuarrie and van Hinsbergen use plate kinematic reconstructions to generate a new age for this...
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GSA Honors & Awards
Nominate a colleague for GSA awards or GSA Fellowship by 1 February
Submit your Topical Session and Short Course proposals for the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting by 1 February [ Link ]

Annual Meeting
Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life via Yale Scientific Magazine [ Link ]
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History The Field Museum

Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life
Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior
via Science News Magazine
From #GEOLOGY: [ Link ]

Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior
Here is an example of a study that was supported by GSA’s Graduate Student Research Grant program.
[ Link ]

Apply by 1 February 2017 to receive a grant up to $2,500 to support your Master’s or Doctoral thesis research in the geosciences. Last year, GSA awarded $741,738 dollars to 359 graduate students (50% of applicants). Details at:

GSA Research Grants Program

The primary role of the GSA graduate student research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological...

The U.S. Forest Service has some amazing GeoCorps positions for summer 2017, like this Glacier Baseline Project at the U.S. Forest Service-Bridger-Teton National Forest. Apply by February 2.
Details: [ Link ]
GSA just posted a new GeoCorps America position at the U.S. Forest Service - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, working with the forest's Minerals Program. This opportunity is particularly exciting, as it's mentored by a past GeoCorps participant who now works full-time for the Forest Service. Details: [ Link ]
In this week’s #openaccess paper, Mohamed et al. used the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System and its subbasins to estimate recharge and depletion rates for large aquifers. They investigated the connectivity of the aquifer’s subbasins and identified barriers and preferred pathways for groundwater flow within it. Their integrated approach provides a replicable and cost-effective model for managing...
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Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today's endangered species
via EurekAlert! and Yale University: [ Link ]

Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today's endangered species
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici introduces bipartisan Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2017 to help prepare communities for tsunami
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Coastal Leaders Urge Congress to Prepare Communities for Tsunami | Representative Suzanne Bonamici
This week’s #openaccess paper examines the abundance of seafloor massive sulfide deposits. The possibility of mining seafloor deposits has stirred debate about the sustainable use of this new resource and whether commercial development is worth the risk. Hannington et al. estimate that the amount of massive sulfide in easily accessible zones of the global oceans is estimated to be on the order...
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GSA Publications Update
The January issue of our science and news magazine #GSAToday is now available online: [ Link ]

About the cover:
Bird’s-eye view toward the SSE of the Smoking Hills in the Northwest Passage, Franklin Bay, Canada. Smoke is created by spontaneous combustion of bituminous shales of the Upper Cretaceous Smoking Hills Formation. This organic-rich shale is a source...
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Intricate Spires, Castle Valley, Utah

Horizontal red beds in Castle Valley, Utah, eroded to form intricate spires accented by a dusting of snow on an April morning.

Photo Credit: Philip L. Johnson

Like this image? Check out our 2017 EarthCraft Calendar: [ Link ].
In this week’s #openaccess paper, Le Heron et al. use syn-sedimentary faults to distinguish between glacial and slope-derived materials in Death Valley, demonstrating, for the first time, a glacial origin of some local diamictites.

Abstract: [ Link ]
PDF: [ Link ]
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GSA Publications Update
A new issue of Geological Society of America Bulletin is available online: [ Link ]

Cover image: Brightly colored paleosols exposed along the rim of the Honeycomb Buttes in the Green River Basin, Wyoming (USA). These paleosols preserve a detailed record of terrestrial conditions during the early Eocene climatic optimum (EECO), including global changes in...
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December 26th will mark 12 years since the M 9.0 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami. In this week’s #openaccess paper, Patton et al. use 144 deep-sea sediment cores to provide a 6,600 year earthquake history of the region. Their research reveals that the mean emplacement time for turbidites is 160 yr, which is largely consistent with the terrestrial paleoseismic and/or tsunami records in...
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