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October 22, 2004
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UMD Faculty to Present at
Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

November 7-10
Colorado Convention Center

Eleven University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) faculty and researchers from the Department of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory will present their research at the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held November 7-10 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Approximately 6200 geoscientists are expected to attend.

Presentations to be made by UMD faculty and researchers are as follows:

"Evidence of Rapid Tectonic Uplift in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea," presented by: Kristin E. Riker-Coleman, Research Assistant, UMD Geological Sciences and Christina Gallup, Associate Professor, UMD Geological Sciences.

"The Lake Superior Varves: Records of Ice Margin Dynamics and Eatern Lake Agassiz Overflow, CA. 10,600 to 9,040 CAL YBP (9.5-8.1C KA)," presented by: Andy Breckenridge, Research Assistant, UMD Geological Sciences.

"Patterns of Holocene Sedimentation in Western Lake Superior," presented by: Deborah Rausch, UMD Large Lakes Observatory.

"Crustal Structure of Ross Orogen Revealed by Aeromagnetics and Gravity," presented by: John Goodge, Professor, UMD Geological Sciences and Michael Rieser, Teaching Assistant, UMD Geological Sciences.

"Paleoglaciological Context of Rogen Moraine, Northeastern Minnesota," presented by: Howard Mooers, Professor, UMD Geological Sciences and Margretta Meyer, Teaching Assistant, UMD Geological Sciences.

"Paleoenvironmental Analysis of a Morrison Formation Dinosaur Site, Bighorn Basin, WY: Conducting an Interdisciplinary Field Study Through Disciplinary Tasks," presented by: Timothy Demko, Assistant Professor, UMD Geological Sciences and Emily Swor, Student, UMD College of Science and Engineering.

"Calcreates and Palustrine Carbonates as Indicators of Climatic Shift, Late Triassic and Early Cretaeous of the Southwestern US," presented by: Erik Gulbranson, Student, UMD College of Science and Engineering.

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