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Presentations by CC's Geology Department

 

The Colorado College Geology Department had a big showing at the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition.  The following faculty members, students, and alumni had presentations and chaired sessions at the meeting in Denver Oct 27-30, 2013.

 

Faculty

Megan Anderson

 Presented:

“BASIN AND CRUSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAIN REGION FROM TELESEISMIC RECEIVER FUNCTION AND SURFACE WAVE ANALYSIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE KINEMATICS OF LARAMIDE SHORTENING”

Poster presentation titled:

“THE VOLCANIC ROCKS OF MOUNT PERSIS: AN EOCENE CONTINENTAL ARC THAT CONTAINS ADAKITIC MAGMAS”

 

Henry Fricke

Presented:

“HIGH-LATITUDE WETLANDS AS A SOURCE OF METHANE AND DRIVER OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE EOCENE GREENHOUSE WORLD”

 

Eric Leonard:

Chaired 2 themed sessions: T21. Peaks to Plains: Late Cenozoic Landscape Evolution of the Rocky Mountains and Western Great Plains

T24. Climate Change in the Interior Western United States from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene

Co-authored:

“REVIEW OF THE TIMING, EXTENT, AND CLIMATIC SIGNIFICANCE OF WESTERN U.S. MOUNTAIN GLACIATION DURING THE PENULTIMATE (MARINE ISOTOPE STAGE 6) GLACIAL MAXIMUM”

“COSMOGENIC EXPOSURE DATING AND NUMERICAL MODELING OF THE PLEISTOCENE SOUTH FORK DEEP CREEK VALLEY GLACIER, NORTHERN ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS, MONTANA”

“A COSMOGENIC 10BE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LAST PLEISTOCENE GLACIATION IN THE NORTHERNMOST U.S. ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND INFERENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE”

 

Paul Myrow

Presented:

“HIGH-PRECISION U-PB AGE AND DURATION OF THE LATEST DEVONIAN (FAMENNIAN) HANGENBERG EVENT, AND ITS IMPLICATIONS”

Co-author on the following poster and presentation:

“LOWER SILURIAN CONODONTS AND TRILOBITES FROM THE GOBI ALTAI-MANDALOVOO TERRANE, SOUTHERN MONGOLIA”

“CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE FURONGIAN (UPPER CAMBRIAN) DEPOSITS OF THE SINO-KOREAN CRATON: INSIGHTS ON GLOBAL CORRELATION AND TRILOBITE EXTINCTIONS”

Scheduled to lead a field trip but it was canceled due to the recent floods.

Co-wrote a field guide with Christine Siddoway:

“STRATA, STRUCTURES, AND ENDURING ENIGMAS: A 125TH ANNIVERSARY APPRAISAL OF COLORADO SPRINGS GEOLOGY”

Christine Siddoway:

Structure and Tectonics Rep to the Joint Technical Program Committee

Helped to organize meeting schedule

Co-chaired a Pardee keynote session on the opening day

Chaired a session

Scheduled to lead a field trip but it was canceled due to the recent floods.

Co-wrote a field trip guide with Paul Myrow

“STRATA, STRUCTURES, AND ENDURING ENIGMAS: A 125TH ANNIVERSARY APPRAISAL OF COLORADO SPRINGS GEOLOGY”

Presented:

“ARMO REACTIVATION OF CAMBRIAN OR OLDER STRUCTURES: DETRITAL ZIRCON EVIDENCE FROM “STRUCTURELESS” SANDSTONES OF THE SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE IN COLORADO SPRINGS”

Co-authored:

“BASIN AND CRUSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAIN REGION FROM TELESEISMIC RECEIVER FUNCTION AND SURFACE WAVE ANALYSIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE KINEMATICS OF LARAMIDE SHORTENING”

“LARAMIDE MID-CRUSTAL DETACHMENT IN THE ROCKIES: RESULTS FROM THE NSF/EARTHSCOPE BIGHORN PROJECT”

 

Steve Weaver (Technical Director)

Co-leader of field trip:

“GEOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPH: CAPTURING AND PROCESSING GEOLOGIC IMAGES WITH DIGITAL CAMERA AND GIGAPAN”

 

Students:

David Freedman (’14)

Presented:

“ANISOTROPY OF MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY AS A PROXY FOR EMPLACEMENT PATTERNS OF BASEMENT-HOSTED SANDSTONE DIKES, COLORADO FRONT RANGE”

 

Vikki Crystal (’14)

Poster presentation:

 “UNDERSTANDING THE MAGMATIC EVOLUTION AND PROCESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORMATION OF THE LAVA FLOWS FOUND IN LAVERICKS BAY, BANKS PENINSULA, NEW ZEALAND”

 

Ed Crawford (’14)

Poster presentation co-authored with Eric Leonard:

“TWO DISTINCT ESTIMATES OF LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM CLIMATE ON THE PIKES PEAK MASSIF, FRONT RANGE, CENTRAL COLORADO, USING NUMERICALLY MODELED 2D PALEOGLACIER RECONSTRUCTIONS”

 

Alumni:

Brennan O’Connell (‘13)

Poster presentation co-authored with Henry Fricke:

“STABLE ISOTOPE DATA FROM THE EARLY PALEOGENE OF ALASKA: EVIDENCE FOR GROUNDWATER MIXING, TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF, AND METHANE FORMATION”

 

Hannah Karlsson (‘13)  

Poster presentation co-authored with Christine Siddoway:

“ILLITE AR-AR THERMOCHRONOLOGY APPLIED TO THE TIME OF FORMATION OF THE FRONT RANGE MONOCLINE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO”

 

Ryan Gall (‘13)

Poster presentation co-authored with Eric Leonard:

“NUMERICAL MODELING OF THE MIDDLE BOULDER CREEK PALEOGLACIER IN THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE: INSIGHTS INTO LGM PALEOCLIMATE AND POST-LGM RATES OF CLIMATE CHANGE”

 

Marie Hoerner (‘09)

Presentation co-authored with Henry Fricke:

“PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE MIOCENE HONDA GROUP (LA VENTA FAUNA) OF COLOMBIA USING STABLE ISOTOPE PROXIES”