Geology and Enviromental Science Department has a busy March

by mathsciences on April 7, 2013

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science has had an exciting month of March!

Prof. Richard Dunn got called in on a major archaeological project on Easter Island where he spent his spring break carrying out stratigraphic studies to unravel the volcanic and post-volcanic history of the island.

While he was working there, Profs. David Westerman and Chris Koteas took a vanload of students to Virginia and West Virginia where they linked up with alumnus Paul Magness (ES’95). Their trip looked at geological and environmental sites from west of the WV Valley and Ridge, across the Blue Ridge and Piedmont provinces to the Coastal Plain, before heading north.

But instead of starting classes immediately, the full faculty of the department, along with four students and a recent graduate, spent two days in Breton Woods, NH at the annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America where they collectively presented eleven papers and posters.

CLIFT, Anne E., SPRINGSTON, George E. and BECKER, Laurence, 2013, USE OF LIDAR IN A LANDSLIDE INVENTORY PROTOCOL IN VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 111.

HAY, Jeffrey K.*, CONLEY, Matthew J.*, WATERS, Kevin*, KOTEAS, G. Christopher, DUNN, Richard K., SPRINGSTON, George E., and GRIGG, Laurie D., 2013, A PRE- AND POST- TROPICAL STORM IRENE COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CHANNEL GEOMORPHOLOGY ALONG THE DOG RIVER, CENTRAL VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 118.

HERMANSON, T.M.* and DUNN, R.K., 2013, A PROBABLE LATE WISCONSINAN GLACIAL READVANCE SITE, HONEY BROOK, CENTRAL VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 94.

KIM, Jonathan J., SPRINGSTON, George E. and BECKER, Laurence R., 2013, ANALYSIS OF GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN THE TOWN OF EAST MONTPELIER, CENTRAL VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 81.

KOTEAS, G. Christopher, WILLIAMS, Michael L., SEAMAN, Sheila J., and DUMOND, Gregory, 2013, THE ROLE OF MELT-ENHANCED SHORTENING AND SHEARING AT GRANULITE GRADE: EVIDENCE FOR LOCALLY VARIABLE STRENGTH OF THE DEEP CRUST FROM THE ATHABASCA GRANULITE TERRANE, NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 87.

LENS, John E., DEWOOLKAR, Mandar M., SPRINGSTON, George E., and BECKER, Laurence R., 2013, SEISMIC HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF THE BURLINGTON AND COLCHESTER QUADRANGLES, NORTHWESTERN VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 51

SPRINGSTON, George E., UNDERWOOD, Kristen L., ROBINSON, Keith and SWANBERG, Ned, 2013, RAINFALL, FLOOD MAGNITUDE, AND GEOMORPHIC IMPACTS OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE ON THE WHITE RIVER WATERSHED, EAST-CENTRAL VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 83.

THOMAS, Ethan** and DUNN, Richard K., 2013, ANALYSIS OF FAULT BLOCK MOTION RELEVANT TO HARBOR RECONSTRUCTION AT THE MYCENAEAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF KALAMIANOS, GREECE: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 54.

WATERS, Kevin*, LE, Dan*, GRIGG, Laurie D., and DUNN, Richard K., 2013, SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATIONS IN SEDIMENTATION AT TWIN PONDS, CENTRAL VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p.92.

WEBB, Laura E., WESTERMAN, David S., SPRINGSTON, George E., KIM, Jonathan, KLEPEIS, Keith, KOTEAS, G. Christopher, RUKSZNIS, Abigail, MEHRTENS, Charlotte, BECKER, Laurence R., and GALE, Marjorie, 2013, FIELD-BASED UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM AND RESEARCH EXPLORING GEOPHYSICAL METHODS, WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE OF VERMONT: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 118.

WESTERMAN, David S., RONI, Emanuele, ROCCHI, Sergio, DINI, Andrea, and STEVENSON, Carl T., 2013, USING DETAILED AMS AND MEGACRYST FABRIC ANALYSES TO UNDERSTAND MAGMA FLOW WITHIN THE SAN MARTINO MULTILAYER LACCOLITH SYSTEM, ELBA ISLAND, ITALY: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 1, p . 88.

Bold is DGES member; *student author; **recent graduate

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