by George Zamora

SEATTLE – Several New Mexico Tech geoscientists will travel to Seattle next week to present talks and posters about their current research at the 115th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), which is being held November 2-5 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Approximately 7,200 geoscientists from throughout the world are expected to attend this year’s conference, making it the largest annual meeting ever held in GSA history. In all, 17 New Mexico Tech professors, researchers, and graduate students will give scientific presentations at the annual convention.

The New Mexico Tech geoscientists scheduled to make presentations at the GSA meeting in Seattle (along with the title of their presentations) are:

  • Dylan G. Canales, The Akwatia Diamond Field, Ghana, West Africa: Source Rocks;”
  • M. Bavani Cardenas, “Three-Dimensional Modeling of Hyporheic Flow through a Hetergenous Streambed;”
  • Steven M. Cather, “Early Oligocene Global Cooling, Volcanic Iron Fertilization, and the Ignimbrite Flare-Up of Southwestern North America;”
  • Sam Earman, “Groundwater Recharge and Movement in the Central Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona;”
  • Laurel B. Goodwin, “Field-Based Analysis of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Controls on Fault-Zone Deformation Processes in Poorly Lithified Materials, with Implications for Hydrologic Studies” and “The Impact of Transient Brittle Failure on Deformation and Metamorphism at Middle and Lower Crustal Levels:”
  • Huade Guan, “Modeling Investigation of Water Partitioning at a Semi-Arid Hillslope;”
  • Shari Kelley, “Laramide Exhumation History of the Zuni Mountains, West-Central New Mexico,”
  • Peter S. Mozley, “Calcite Cementation in Sandstone: From Concretions to Cemented Formations:”
  • Samuel A. Ndur, “Sorption of Arsenic onto Laterite—A New Technology for Filtering Rural Water;”
  • David I. Norman, “Involvement as a Geology Professor in Ghana Geology and Development;”
  • Geoffrey Rawling, “Geologic Mapping for Characterization of Spring Hydrogeology on the Sevilleta and San Andres National Wildlife Refuges, New Mexico;”
  • Adam S. Read, “Geologic and Hydrostratigraphic Mapping of the Santa Fe Region, New Mexico: Applications for Assessing and Managing Groundwater Resources;”
  • Amanda Rowe, “The Goat Hill Orebody, Questa Porphyry Mo System, New Mexico—A Geochemical Study of Stratified Magmatic-Hydrothermal Breccia and Stockwork Veinlets;”
  • Steven Scholle, “Investigations of Pre- and Intra-Bandelier Tuff Sediment Deposits in the Ponderosa and Jemez Springs 7.5 Minute Quadrangles, Sandoval County, New Mexico;”
  • Remke L. Van Dam, “How Petrophysics can Contribute to Sedimentological and Stratigraphic Ground-Penetrating Radar Studies;”
  • John L. Wilson, “Revolution in Observation-Driven Hydrologic Science—Then and Now” and “Twenty Years of Prejudice toward Contaminant Hydrology;” and
  • Jennifer E. Wilson, “Deformation Bands in Nonwelded Ignimbrites: Petrophysical Controls on Fault-Zone Deformation and Evidence of Preferential Fluid Flow.”