General Information for this Meeting
Back to the Rocky Mountain Section - 64th Annual Meeting (9–11 May 2012)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

ELEVATED CENOZOIC GEOTHERMAL GRADIENTS AND LATER POST-6 MA INCISION OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND UNAWEEP CANYON (WESTERN COLORADO) REVEALED BY LOW TEMPERATURE THERMOCHRONOLOGY
    Thomson, Stuart N.; Soreghan, Gerilyn S.; Eccles, Thaddeus M.

DIGITAL RECORDING AND PRESENTATION OF GEOLOGIC FIELD DATA IN SED/STRAT AND STRUCTURE COURSES
    Malinconico, Lawrence L.; Sunderlin, David; Liew, Chun-Wai

GEOLOGY, MINERAL RESOURCES, AND GEOARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MONTOYA BUTTE QUADRANGLE, INCLUDING THE OJO CALIENTE NO. 2 MINING DISTRICT, SOCORRO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
    McLemore, Virginia T.

8:30 AM-11:15 AM

MINIMAL CHANGE IN VEGETATION STRUCTURE ACROSS THE EOCENE-OLIGOCENE BOUNDARY IN NEBRASKA AS INDICATED BY STABLE ISOTOPES IN MAMMALS
    Boardman, Grant S.; Secord, Ross; Lukens, William E.

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

AMS WEATHER, OCEAN, AND CLIMATE STUDIES: INNOVATIVE USE OF REAL-WORLD DATA TO TEACH GEOSCIENCE IN K-16
    Brey, James A.; Geer, Ira W.; Moran, Joseph M.; Mills, Elizabeth W.; Nugnes, Kira A.; Moses, Maureen N.

ASSESSING THE ASSESSOR: USING ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE COURSE EFFECTIVENESS AND STUDENT LEARNING IN THE ONLINE CLASSROOM
    Harder, Vicki

“THIS IS NOT A WEED COURSE”: REDUCING ATTRITION IN A REQUIRED, UPPER-LEVEL EARTH SCIENCE COURSE
    Emerman, Steven H.

1100 MA RAPAKIVI GRANITES, LITTLE HATCHET MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO
    McLemore, Virginia T.; Heinonen, Aku; Rämö, O. Tapani; Andersen, Tom; Mänttäri, Irmeli

INVITED SPEAKER: RIFTING VS. ARC ACCRETION AS MECHANISMS FOR PALEOPROTEROZOIC CRUSTAL GROWTH IN SOUTHWESTERN LAURENTIA: POSSIBLE RESOLUTION FROM THE MOJAVE-YAVAPAI BOUNDARY ZONE, NW ARIZONA
    Duebendorfer, Ernest; Portis, Douglas; Prante, Mitchell; Bonamici, Chlöe E.

U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF PRE-BELT SUPERGROUP ROCKS IN THE CLEARWATER COMPLEX, IDAHO: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRECAMBRIAN BASEMENT PROVINCES AND STRATIGRAPHY OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
    Guevara, Victor; Baldwin, Julia; Crowley, James L.; Lewis, Reed S.; Foster, David A.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

ROLE OF FAULTS IN CONTROLLING HYDROTHERMAL FLUID FLOW, SALINITY, AND HELIUM TRANSPORT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIFT
    Woolsey, Emily E.; Person, Mark A.; Crossey, Laura J.; Phillips, Fred M.; Karlstrom, Karl E.

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

EARTHSCOPE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH: CURRENT ACTIVITY AND BROADER IMPACTS
    Semken, Steven; Arrowsmith, Ramon; Fouch, Matthew J.; Garnero, Edward; Taylor, Wendy L.; Bohon, Wendy; Pacheco, Heather; Mullis-Baumback, Devon; Pettis, Leah; Dick, Cindy

PERCEPTION VERSUS REALITY IN MINERAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT AND GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION
    Rempe, Norbert T.

TESTING INTEGRATE CURRICULUM AT UNDEGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS IN THE EL PASO REGION
    Doser, Diane; Villalobos, Joshua; Serpa, Laura F.; Manduca, Cathryn A.; McConnell, David A.; Egger, Anne E.

REGIONAL INVESTIGATION OF GROUNDWATER RESIDENCE TIME USING MULTIPLE TRACERS: SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS, NEW MEXICO
    Land, Lewis A.; Timmons, Stacy S.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

GEOMAGNETIC INVESTIGATION OF SANDSTONE DIKES OF THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE, FOR DETERMINATION OF AGE AND MODE OF EMPLACEMENT
    Freedman, David; Petronis, Michael; Siddoway, Christine S.

INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMATICS OF FOSSIL INSECTS COLLECTED AT THE CLARE QUARRY SITE IN THE FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS FROM 1996 - PRESENT
    Cancellare, Joseph A.; Lemone, David

PALEOCURRENT ANALYSIS AND SEDIMENTOLOGY OF THE MAROON FORMATION, GUNNISON, PITKIN, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, COLORADO, USA
    Pisel, Jesse R.; Fillmore, Rob

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TESTS AND OTHER WORST-CASE ANALOGUES FOR GEOLOGIC WASTE ISOLATION
    Rempe, Norbert T.

USE OF RADIUM ISOTOPES TO EVALUATE NATURALLY-OCCURRING URANIUM AND RADIUM SOURCES AND BEHAVIOR IN NEW MEXICO GROUNDWATERS: EXAMPLES FROM THREE SITES
    Bryan, Charles R.; Siegel, Malcolm; Vinson, David S.; Raanan-Kiperwas, Hadas; Vengosh, Avner; Dwyer, Gary

MID-UPPER MIOCENE SEDIMENTARY STRATA IN THE WESTERN ESPANOLA BASIN, NEW MEXICO
    Broxton, David E.; WoldeGabriel, Giday; Vaniman, David; Koning, Daniel J.

Friday, 11 May 2012

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

TERRESTRIAL IMPLICATIONS FROM THE PETROGENIC HISTORY OF OLIVINE MEGACRYSTS IN MARTIAN BASALTS
    Aaron, Pamela M.; Shearer, Charles K.; Burger, Paul V.

THE COLORADO CATACLYSM: AN IMPACT CRATER CLUSTER IN THE FRONT RANGE
    Duncan, Joel G.

A PHOTO TOUR OF ANIMAL LIFE IN THE TRIASSIC CHINLE! A VIEW FROM THE WATER'S EDGE!
    Patterson, Patrick E.

THE PALEOCENE DINOSAURS OF THE OJO ALAMO SANDSTONE, SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO
    Fassett, James E.; Heaman, Larry M.; Simonetti, Antonio

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR A 3D GRAVITY INVERSION AND APPLICATION TO STUDY OF THE BORDER RANGES FAULT SYSTEM, SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA
    Cardenas, Rolando; Doser, Diane; Baker, Mark