AEG Insider
Mar. 27, 2014

Call for abstracts: 'The Role of Unsaturated Soils in Cutting-Edge Design and Construction of Infrastructure'
AEG would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentations to be given at the symposium focused on recent findings and current practice related to unsaturated soils. This technical program will be part of the 57th AEG Annual Meeting held Sept. 20-28 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Abstracts should be submitted by May 1.More

Geoscience Library of Applied Technology
AEG Foundation is proud to support the Geoscience Library of Applied Technology. It is the goal of the Geoscience Library of Applied Technology to create and maintain a central source of materials held to be essential to the practice of engineering geology and its sister disciplines in the applied geosciences. It is our wish that these materials to be made accessible to the peoples of the Earth and for all qualified members of the profession and to be able to openly participate in the creation and dissemination such information as is held to be essential to conduct of the profession.More

Paying off a bet
As some may already know, AEG COO Becky Roland is a huge Denver Broncos fan. When the Seattle Seahawks beat the Broncos in the Super Bowl, Roland honored a bet with Past President Mark Molinari.


Online registration for AEG's Annual Meeting continuing
Online registration for AEG's 57th Annual Meeting, set for Sept. 20-28 in beautiful Scottsdale, Ariz., is now open. Be sure to sign up early, as field trips are expected to sell out. Click here for complete information on the Meeting and events. See you in September!

GeoScienceWorld app: OpenGeoSci map-based discovery platform
OpenGeoSci is a free, public Web application featuring a map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld publications. BSSA and SRL are included in GeoScienceWorld, an aggregation of 45 earth science journals.

The goal of OpenGeoSci is to further aid researchers in discovery of relevant valuable assets for academic research. Using a combination of search terms, map locations and a choice of filters, results take users directly to data within the displayed articles. OpenGeoSci speeds the research process and exposes a broad audience of earth scientists and other professionals to a variety vetted resources. "This innovative tool enables rapid discovery of an ever expanding collection of public and proprietary research assets," said Alix Vance, executive director of GSW. "We are pleased to offer this unique application to over 4 million GSW users and the public alike." More

GSA student resources
The Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America would like to share the following resources and opportunities available to you in the coming year.More

USGS website bulletin
U.S. Geological Survey via AEG
To USGS Coalition Members: The U.S. Geological Survey has now developed the beta version of the new USGS website and are now asking for public comment. Please see the note below from USGS External Communications & Citizen Engagement Officer Karen Armstrong, by way of USGS Coalition Chair Robert Gropp, with details about the site and how to provide comments. More

Geological Society of America critical issue: Hydraulic fracturing
The Geological Society of America
Curious about "fracking?" Hydraulic fracturing has become a highly contentious public policy issue due to concerns about the environmental and health effects of its use. What are the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing?More

Have you seen the new look of AEG News?
The March issue of AEG News is available online. The new look of the issue is stunning, and AEG would like to congratulate News Editor Anna Saindon and News Production Manager Andie Ptak for their hard work and dedication! Click here to see what the March issue includes.More

How tall are eruptions on Io and Venus?
The manifestation of volcanism on other planets is different than on Earth. Some places produce giant eruption plumes — like on Io — and some might produce very small plumes — like at the newly identified potentially active volcanoes on Venus. Why are they so different?More

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms
Princeton University via ScienceDaily
New research indicates that for each degree that the Earth's temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms dwelling in lake sediment and freshwater wetlands — the primary sources of the gas — will increase several times. More

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Causes, consequences of global climate warming 56 million years ago studied
Geology Times
The growing and justified concern about the current global warming process has kindled the interest of the scientific community in geological records as an archive of crucial information to understand the physical and ecological effects of ancient climate changes. A study deals with the behavior of the sea level during the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum 56 million years ago and has ruled out any connection.More