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Date:10/1/2008

Boulder, CO and Madison, WI 1 OCTOBER 2008 Not only are more than 8,000 international earth scientists coming to Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, beginning this weekend, to participate in the first-ever Joint Annual Meeting of seven scientific societies, but they are bringing focus to issues of local and state concern to Texans.

Meeting under the theme of "Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth," Oct. 5-9, attendees will present the latest research and discuss emerging trends in the Earth sciences, covering topics on energy, water resources, climate change, agriculture, science education, and related issues.

Local Issues Addressed, Including Hurricane Ike

Dozens of papers will focus on local issues important to Texas and the Gulf Coast, including a late-breaking session presenting previously unreleased data and imagery of Hurricane Ike from the U.S. Geological Survey.

"Preliminary Data from the Impact of Hurricane Ike on Texas & Louisiana" will be presented on Monday, 6 October, from 12:15-1:15 pm, in the George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly Theater Hall B. Expert USGS oceanographer and communicator, Asbury (Abby) H. Sallenger, Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, and USGS Texas Water Science Center, Gulf Coast Program Office Chief, Michael Turco, will present. A questions and discussion period will follow, moderated by coastal science expert Robert Young of Western Carolina University.

Other meeting highlights of regional interest are provided below. Search the entire meeting program at: www.acsmeetings.org/programs/

We extend a special invitation to regional media to attend the research presentations, view the 400+ exhibits, and cover this historic scientific exchange. Please register in the Newsroom, Room 350-B, George R. Brown Convention Center.

When: Oct. 5-9, 2008

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Contact: Christa Stratton, GSA, 303-357-1093; cstratton@geosociety.org or Sara Uttech, ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 608-268-4948; suttech@soils.org or in the Newsroom beginning 4 October: 713-853-8329

Selected Highlights

All events take place in the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston:

139-1 Geology and Health in Texas: An Overview

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper48258.html

Sunday, 5 October: 8:15 AM, Room 330B

134-12 Study of Active Surface Faults in Fort Bend County, Texas

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper48617.html

Sunday, 5 October 2008: 11:15 AM, Room 342CF

53-1 Subsidence: Whose Problem Is It, Anyway?

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper50788.html

Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:05 AM, Room 352DEF

203-1 South Texas Gulf Beach Maintenance as a Geological Process

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper47260.html

Monday, 6 October 2008: 1:30 PM, Room 310BE

805-15 In Hot Water? How Climate Change May (or may not) Affect the Groundwater Resources of Texas:

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper51058.html

Monday, 6 October 2008: 5:00 PM, Room 320ABC

227-T7 Session: The Mississippi River Delta as a Natural Laboratory for Evaluating Coastal Response to Relative Sea-Level Rise and Innovations in Transgressive Coastal Management

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Session5030.html

Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM, General Assembly Theater Hall A

240-11 Hypogene Processes in the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer in South-Central Texas, a New Conceptual Model to Explain Aquifer Dynamics

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper49769.html

Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 10:45 AM, Room 332BE

269-13 Impact Geology of the U.S. Gulf Coastal States

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper48897.html

Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 5:00 PM, Room 342CF

812-2 A History of Crude Oil Earthen Storage in Southeast Texas and Its Legacy of Oily Wastes

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper51089.html

Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 5:15 PM, Room 310CF

723-2 The San Antonio Water System Conservation Program

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper42230.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 8:25 AM, Room 382AB

707-3 Long-term Biosolids Application to Three Sites in Texas

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper40208.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, 9:00, Room 372C

282-6 Comparison of Long-Term versus Historical Erosion Rates and Sediment Distribution Patterns for the Texas Coast

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper48634.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 9:15 AM, General Assembly Theater Hall A

723-5 Texas and Water: Them's Fightin' Words:

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper47059.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 10:50 AM, Room 382AB

298-13 The TXESS Revolution: A Teacher Professional Development Program to Advance Earth and Space Science in Texas

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper48235.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 11:30AM, Room 342CF

Texas State Soil Featured at new Smithsonian Exhibit

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/544544/

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 2:30 PM, 381ABC

780-15 Poster: Effect of Urbanization on Surface Water Chemistry in SE Texas

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper42936.html

Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 4:00 PM, Exhibit Hall E

779-1 Energy Balance of Irrigated and Dryland Cotton in the Southern High Plains

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper41678.html

Thursday, 9 October 2008: 9:00 AM, Room 381B

The Joint Annual Meeting offers an unprecedented technical program that showcases the scientific collaboration of the sponsoring organizations: the Geological Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology; the meeting is hosted by the Houston Geological Society.


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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@soils.org
608-268-4948
Soil Science Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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