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May 2020Katie Bower, NWGS President

May, 2020 Newsletter Volume 34, Number 5

May 2019

Students – 12 posters and presentations on a variety of topics from heat flow under part of Antarctica,

2019 Student Poster Competition

May 2018

Eric Cheney, UW Earth & Space Sciences Emeritus

When Did the Cascade Range Rise?

March 2021

Gordon Grant, USDA Forest Service, The Hydraulics of High-Energy Geologic
Fluids (or the Physics of Whitewater)

If you’ve ever wondered why some rivers have whitewater, and what that tells
us about underlying processes of fluids on Planet Earth, this talk will answer those
questions and more. Starting

March 2020

Dr. Gerald C. Bryant, private contractor rep-resenting Dixie State University

Quicksand in the Ancient Sand Desert: Occurrence and Implications of Soft Sediment Deformation in the Navajo Sandstone

March 2019

Elizabeth Schermer, Western Washington University

Paleoseismic Trenching and Active Tectonics of the Northern Olympic Peninsula

March 2018

June 2020

Letter from NWGS President Katie Bower

Member safety is our primary concern in these uncertain times. Take care and best of health.

June 2019

Dr. Adam Kent, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

What Will Oregon’s Next Volcanic Eruption Look Like?

June 2018

Trenton Cladouhos, AltaRock Energy, Inc.

Geothermal Energy: Past, Present, & Fugure

July 2020

Eric Cheney, Univ. Wash. Emeritus, The Economic Geology of Washington

Washington (WA) is politically not friendly to exploration and mining. Pluses for WA are abundant infrastructure, water, and prospects. Other factors hinder exploration.

July 2019

Emily Cahoon, Portland State University

Rethinking Yellowstone’s Volcanic Path Through Oregon

July 2018

Seth Moran, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory

The 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai’i — What Happened, and How Is It Relevant to Volcanism in the Pacific Northwest?

January 2021

Brian Sherrod, USGS, An Update on Paleoearthquakes in Western Washington

Paleoseismic studies documented prehistoric earthquakes after the last glaciation ended ~15
ka on 13 upper-crustal fault zones in the Cascadia fore arc. These

January 2020

Dr. Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, WWU

The End of an Era: The 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai’i

January 2019

Dr. Kevin Pogue, Whitman College, Dept. of Geology

Tasting Geology in Wine: Terroir and American Viticulture Areas

January 2018

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Bush, Tom, Vick, Heather, and Smith, Corky, Jr., 2019, Exotic Terranes of the Cascade Range: the Twin Sisters Dunite and the Darrington Phyllite, Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Washington, no. 54, 20 p, Seattle.

Bush, Tom, Vick, Heather, and Smith, Corky, Jr., 2019, Exotic Terranes of the Cascade Range: the Twin Sisters Dunite and the Darrington Phyllite, Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Washington, no. 54, 20 p, …

February 2021

Dr. Anita Grunder, Oregon State University, Volcanic View of Plutonic Rocks: 11 MY of Magmatism at Aucanquilcha Volcanic Cluster on the Chilean Altiplano

A cluster of more than 20 Miocene to Recent volcanoes in the Andes of northern
Chile record systematic changes in magmatism that have parallels in batholith assembly,
such as recorded in the Tuolumne Intrusive Complex of the Sierra Nevada, California.

February 2020

David Williams, Naturalist & Author

Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology

February 2019

Michael Holland, Michael Holland Productions

Reconstruction of Dinosaur Fossils—How and Why to Build a Dinosaur

February 2018

August 2020

Wayne Ranney, Author & River Guide, Ancient Landscapes of Western North America

The western portion of the North American continent encompasses a vast and scenic landscape that holds an equally vast geologic history.

August 2019

Ted Doughty, PRISEM Geoscience Consulting

The Unconventional Bakken Oil Accumulation

August 2018

Marli Miller, Univ. Oregon Earth Sciences & Darrel Cowan, Univ. Wash. Earth & Space Sciences

Assembling the Northwest — and Assembling Roadside Geology of Washington

August 2017

April 2021

Pat Pringle, Centralia College Emeritus, Buried and submerged forests of the Pacific Northwest-Clues to ancient volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides

This presentation will be a snapshot tour of selected sites where subfossil trees have been found.

2021-06 October Newsletter

Speaker: Melissa Rice, Western Washington University, NASA’s Mars-2020 Mission in Jezero Crater: The First 8 Months of Exploration by the Perseverance Rover

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, NASA’s most recent Mars rover
mission, landed in Jezero crater in February 2021. The landing site is near one of
the oldest and best-preserved river deltas on Mars.

2021-05 May Newsletter

Paul Belanger, Sound Water Stewards, Paleoceanographic history that led to our
understanding of Cenozoic climate history and changing impact for the Pacific Northwest

This presentation will review the Paleoceanographic coring and drilling research program from
the 1950s

2019-04 April Newsletter

Wayne Ranney, Author & River Guide

The Grand Canyon: Is It Old, Young, or Both?

2018-04 April Newsletter

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