For many years, UC has fielded a formidable contingent at the Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting. Could an American Geophysical Union (AGU) groundswell be far behind?
Late-breaking news! Not only was UC geoLOGY represented, but UC geoGRAPHY faculty and students attended as well!
Three UC geology faculty presented papers at the 2004 Fall Meeting of the AGU held in San Francisco December 13–17. Lewis Owen presented “Late Pleistocene to Holocene extension along the southern Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone of California.” Thomas Algeo presented “Phanerozoic Sedimentary Ratios and Paleocean Ventilation.” Attila Kilinc presented “Role of KCl-NaCl and CaCl2 Fluids in Igneous and Ore-Forming Processes.”
“I decided to go to the AGU meeting in San Francisco for three reasons,” says Kilinc before leaving for San Francisco. “First, I will present a paper in the meeting. Second, I am the Press Officer of the American Geophysical Union and, third, I am working with a group of scientists to develop a new program for the National Science Foundation (ISES or Integrated Solid Earth Sciences Program). This is a big NSF program and we are working with a number of NSF Program Directors. Hopefully we will finalize the details of this new program this year.”
Kilinc’s remarks verify the valuable networking opportunity presented by the AGU’s Fall Meeting. The AGU has a membership of more than 41,000 scientists and students representing 130 countries. Since its founding in 1919 by the National Research Council, AGU has provided a forum for geophysicists to create the programs and products needed to advance their science.
Drs. Kenneth Hinkel and Wendy Eisner, of UC's Department of Geography, were co-conveners and co-chairs of a session of the Cryosphere Group. The Session Title was "Paleoecological Approaches to Late Quaternary Climate Change and Landscape Evolution in the Circumarctic."
Members of the Geography Department also presented two posters:
UC geography graduate student, Ben Jones, was a co-author on the first poster. Jones
and another geography graduate student, John Hurd, attended the meetings.
More than 10,000 scientists from around the world attended December’s 2004 AGU Fall Meeting. Researchers, teachers and students presented and discussed the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets and their environments in space.