Rocky Mountain Section - 64th Annual Meeting (911 May 2012)
Session No. 20 Thursday, 10 May 2012
8:30 AM-12:00 PM, Hotel Albuquerque: Alvarado C

T19. Terrestrial Carbonate Systems: Travertines, Lakes, Soils and Caves (GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division)

Laura J. Crossey and Alexandra Priewisch, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
20-18:30 AM SPELEOGENETIC EFFECTS OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN CARBONATE SYSTEMS: BOSTON, Penelope J., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Socorro, NM 87801, pboston@nmt.edu, SPILDE, Michael N., Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2050, Albuquerque, NM 87131, NORTHUP, Diana E., Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, MELIM, Leslie A., Geology Department, Western Illinois Univ, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, and ROSALES-LAGARDE, Laura, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Technological Institute, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
20-28:45 AM BACTERIAL ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF POOL FINGERS IN CARBONATE CAVE POOLS: NORTHUP, Diana E.1, HUGHES, Kaitlyn J.1, SPILDE, Michael N.2, MELIM, Leslie A.3, BOSTON, Penelope J.4, KOOSER, Ara5, and CROSSEY, Laura J.5, (1) Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, KJHughes@unm.edu, (2) Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2050, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (3) Geology Department, Western Illinois Univ, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, (4) Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Socorro, NM 87801, (5) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
20-39:00 AM GEOCHEMISTRY OF CAVE POOLS IN THE CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, NM: IMPLICATIONS FOR GEOMICROBIOLGY: KOOSER, Ara1, CROSSEY, Laura J.1, HUGHES, Kaitlyn J.2, NORTHUP, Diana E.2, SPILDE, Michael N.3, MELIM, Leslie A.4, and BOSTON, Penelope J.5, (1) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, akooser@unm.edu, (2) Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (3) Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2050, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (4) Geology Department, Western Illinois Univ, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, (5) Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Socorro, NM 87801
20-49:15 AM MINERALOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST SPELEOTHEM, SNOWY RIVER PASSAGE, FORT STANTON CAVE, NEW MEXICO: SPILDE, Michael N., Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2050, Albuquerque, NM 87131, mspilde@unm.edu, KOOSER, Ara, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, PEERMAN, Steve, Fort Stanton Cave Study Project, Capitan, NM 88316, and BOSTON, Penelope J., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Socorro, NM 87801
20-59:30 AM STRONTIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN PALEOSOL CARBONATES: A POSSIBLE RECORD OF HYDROLOGIC CHANGE IN THE BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING, DURING EARLY EOCENE HYPERTHERMALS: CONWELL, David, Geology, Colorado College, 902 N Cascade Av, Colorado Springs, CO 80946, David.conwell@coloradocollege.edu
20-69:45 AM EXTENDING THE ESTANCIA BASIN PALEOCLIMATE RECORD BACK WITH U-SERIES DATING OF GYPSUM SAND LAYERS: POLYAK, Victor J.1, ASMEROM, Yemane1, ANDERSON, Roger Y.1, and ALLEN, Bruce D.2, (1) Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, Polyak@Unm.edu, (2) New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, Albuquerque, NM 87106
 10:00 AM Break
20-710:30 AM NORTHERN HEMISPHERE PENULTIMATE GLACIAL MAXIMUM AND TERMINATION FROM SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES SPELEOTHEM RECORDS: LAPOINTE, Zachary C., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, zoneldc@unm.edu, ASMEROM, Yemane, Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, POLYAK, Victor J., Earth & Planetary Sciences, Univ of New Mexico, 200 Yale Blvd., Northrop Hall, Albuquerque, NM 87131, and LACHNIET, Matthew S., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010
20-810:45 AM RECONSTRUCTING QUATERNARY PLUVIAL EPISODES USING TRAVERTINES OF EGYPT'S WESTERN DESERT: JIMENEZ, Gloria1, CROSSEY, Laura J.1, KARLSTROM, Karl E.1, RICKETTS, Jason W.1, TAFOYA, April Jean1, ANAN, Tarek2, and MOHAMMED, Abdelmawgoud2, (1) Earth and Planetary Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, jimenezg@unm.edu, (2) Department of Geosciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
20-911:00 AM URANIUM-SERIES DATING OF TRAVERTINE FROM SODA DAM, NEW MEXICO: CONSTRUCTING A HISTORY OF DEPOSITION, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION, PALEOHYDROLOGY AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY: TAFOYA, April Jean1, CROSSEY, Laura J.1, KARLSTROM, Karl E.1, ASMEROM, Yemane1, POLYAK, Victor J.1, and COX, Chris2, (1) Earth and Planetary Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, apriljtafoya@gmail.com, (2) Albuquerque, 87131
20-1011:15 AM LARGE-VOLUME QUATERNARY TRAVERTINE DEPOSITS IN THE RIO GRANDE RIFT AND JEMEZ LINEAMENT, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA: IMPLICATIONS FOR PALEOCLIMATE, LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION, AND NEOTECTONICS: PRIEWISCH, Alexandra1, CROSSEY, Laura J.1, EMBID, Eileen H.1, KARLSTROM, Karl E.1, POLYAK, Victor J.1, ASMEROM, Yemane1, RICKETTS, Jason W.2, and NERESON, Alexander1, (1) Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, arp2301@unm.edu, (2) Earth and Planetary Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
20-1111:30 AM THE ROCK SPRINGS UPLIFT, WYOMING: AN OUTSTANDING GEOLOGICAL CO2 STORAGE SITE: SURDAM, Ronald1, JIAO, Zunsheng1, GANSHIN, Yuri1, BENTLEY, Ramsey1, QUILLINAN, Scott2, MCLAUGHLIN, J. Fred2, GARCIA-GONZALEZ, Mario1, STAUFFER, Philip H.3, and DENG, Hailin3, (1) Carbon Management Institute, University of Wyoming, 2020 Grand Ave, Suite 500, Laramie, WY 80270, rsurdam@uwyo.edu, (2) Carbon Management Institute, University of Wyoming, 2020 Grand Ave, Suite 500, Laramie, WY 82070, (3) EES-16, Earth & Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mailstop T003, Los Alamos, NM 87545

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