Boulder, Colorado, USA - Geoscientists from across the north-central U.S. and beyond will convene in Dayton, Ohio, on 23-24 April to discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the geologic wonders of the region. Presentations cover paleontology, biodiversification, hydrogeology, geoscience student engagement, geothermal resources, mercury contamination, and environmental geoscience. Field trips go to the Serpent Mound Impact Crater, Big Bone Lick, the fossil-rich Silica Shale of west-central Ohio, and other locations of geologic and historic interest.
The meeting will take place at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA.
Keynote Lecture: Fish Rising -- Revising our Picture of Early Vertebrate Evolution: www.geosociety.org/Sections/nc/2012mtg/techprog.htm#keynote.
Speaker: Michael Coates, University of Chicago.
When: Mon., 23 April, 6 p.m.
Where: Dayton Convention Center
Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program
The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into 28 themed sessions plus an array of research in general discipline areas. Go to www.geosociety.org/sections/nc/2012mtg/techprog.htm to learn more.
Monday, 23 April
Geothermal Resources of the Central United StatesAn Important Source of Renewable Energy. Michael P. Angle, presiding. In 2010, The U.S. Dept. of Energy, working with the Association of American State Geologists, began a multi-state project to assess the geothermal energy potential throughout the United States, with 47 state geological surveys participating. This session presents some of the current findings.
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Geological Society of America