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The AEG 58th Annual Meeting has gone mobile!
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We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at AEG 58th Annual Meeting, which will take place Sept. 19-26, 2015 in Pittsburgh. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse exhibitors, maps and general show info, and connect with other meeting attendees.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site here.
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March issue of AEG News is now online
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The March edition of AEG News is now online. The issue focuses on geology and the environment. You can view it here.
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Call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations)
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Do not miss this opportunity to provide an oral or poster presentation at this year's meeting! Below is a listing of planned symposia and proposed technical sessions:
  • Symposia — Dams, tunneling, landslides, rock slope design, shale gas development, urban environmental geology
  • General technical session topics — Landslides (identification and mitigation), rockfall mitigation, hydrogeology, environmental site characterization, geotechnical site characterization, seismic hazards, coastal hazards, licensure and professional practice, mine reclamation/subsidence, geophysics, remote sensing (LiDAR/GIS/aerial photography)
Abstract writing and submission instructions — click HERE

Visit the Abstract Submission Portal
    Username: AEG
    Password: Pittsburgh2015
    (DO NOT USE YOUR AEG MEMBERSHIP LOGIN)
Abstract submission deadline is May 1. If you have any questions or need assistance with your submission, please contact AEG Annual Meeting Manager Heather Clark.

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One of William Smith's earliest geologic maps rediscovered
BBC
A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been rediscovered in time for an important anniversary. William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work. The first map of its kind produced anywhere in the world, only about 70 copies are thought to exist today. Now, The Geological Society has turned up another in its own archives, ready to celebrate the map's bicentenary.
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Colorado Front Range flooding and debris flows: Before and after
The Geological Society of America
Scott W. Anderson and colleagues use repeat aerial LiDAR to quantify the erosional impact of the heavy rains that inundated the Colorado Front Range in September 2013. The five-day storm triggered more than 1,100 landslides and debris flows in a 3,430-square-kilometer area due to 200-450 mm of heavy, steady rainfall. This number of hillslope failures in a single event represents unprecedented activity for the region in its roughly 150 years of written history.

This study for geology addresses the role of such large, rare events in shaping landscapes by documenting the location and size of landslides and debris flows. Anderson and colleagues use before-and-after high-resolution topographic data from airborne laser mapping (LiDAR) to quantify landslide erosion.

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Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed
Virginia Tech University via ScienceDaily
An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago — and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet's life and climate.

Published in Nature Geoscience, the study details how relatively recent geologic events — volcanic activity 10 million years ago in what is now Panama and Costa Rica — hold the secrets of the extreme continent-building that took place billions of years earlier. The discovery provides new understanding about the formation of the Earth's continental crust — masses of buoyant rock rich with silica, a compound that combines silicon and oxygen.

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Views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those officially representing the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists except where expressly stated.


 

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