NCGS 2007-2008 Calendar

 

 

The Start of the NCGS Year!!

Wednesday September 26, 2007

Dr. Eric Cowgill, U.C. Davis

Long-term slip on an orogen-scale fault system: Uplift history of the northwestern Himalayan Mountains

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

TUESDAY October 16, 2007                           Watch the Early Date!!!

                                                                      Watch the Change in Location & Time!!

Visiting AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Kirk Johnson, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Crocodiles in Greenland and Hippos in London: A Fossil-Fueled Tour of Past and Future Climates

7:30 pm at Holiday Inn,    2730 N Main St., Walnut Creek

NOT the Orinda Masonic Center in Orinda!!

 

Please note NCGS will NOT be able to supply refreshments;

however, you will be able to purchase them at the hotel!

 

Wednesday November 28, 2007

Dr. Kurt Burmeister, University of the Pacific, Stockton

Controls on structural architecture and strain partitioning within the

Northern Appalachian fold-thrust belt in the Rosendale natural cement region

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday January 30, 2008

Dr. Jeffery Mount, University of California, Davis

Landscape Changes and California's Water Supply Future

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday February 27, 2008

Dr. David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Laboratory

Impacts and Evolution: Astrobiology and Near-Earth Object Impacts

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday March 26, 2008

The San Andreas Fault in Southern California is Almost Nowhere Vertical – Implications for Tectonics

Dr. Gary Fuis, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

Thursday March 27, 2008

(AAPG Distinguished Lecture)

The Episodic History of Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms: An Aptian Case Study

Dr. Peter Skelton, Open University, UK

1:30 pm at Chevron, San Ramon, Room D2193

Non-Chevron attendees should contact Beverly Reynolds to request a security badge at (925) 842-2710 or at beverlyreynolds@chevron.com

 

Tuesday April 15, 2008

(AAPG Distinguished Lecture)

4D Seismic in the Deepwater – Challenges and Rewards

Dr. David Johnston, Exxon Mobil Exploration Co.

1:30 pm at Chevron, San Ramon, Bishop Ranch Building 1X

(Note: This building is a 10-minute walk east of the Chevron reception desk.)

Non-Chevron attendees should contact Beverly Reynolds to request a security badge at (925) 842-2710 or at beverlyreynolds@chevron.com

 

Wednesday April 30, 2008

How Pebbles Destroy Mountains: The Role of Sediment in River Incision Into Bedrock

Dr. Leonard Sklar, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday May 28, 2008       Dinner Meeting!

As Part of the 1868 Earthquake Alliance

Past and Future Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area - Commemorating the 140th Anniversary of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake

Dr. David Schwartz, Senior Earthquake Geologist, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday June 25, 2008

Dark Holes in Muir's "Range of Light": Insights From Southern Sierra Nevada Caves and Karst

Dr. John C. Tinsley, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

As Usual – Our Summer Break!

 

 

 

NCGS Events and Field Trips

(When available, click on the following links to download field trip applications)

 

 

October 20, 2007        

Teachers’ Workshop

Geological Field Trip on Mount Diablo

Please forward flyer to teachers who may be interested.

(This is not a member field trip)

 

January 26, 2008  Rained Out and Rescheduled

February 23, 2008

Field Trip

Wilson Grove & Petaluma Formations, Sonoma County, California

James Allen, PG California State University, East Bay, and Peter Holland CEG, Vector Engineering

 

March 28 to 30, 2008

Field Trip

Coso Geothermal System Field Trip

Dr. Andrew Sabin, Navy Geothermal Program, China Lake, California

 

May 10 & 11, 2008

Field Trip

Point Lobos to Point Reyes: Evidence of ~180 km Offset of the San Gregorio & Northern San Andreas Faults

Kathleen Burnham, Independent Researcher

 

June 28, 2008  (Repeat Due to Demand; Wilson Grove II)

Field Trip

Field Trip to the Wilson Grove & Petaluma Formations, Sonoma County, California

James Allen, MS, PG, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, CSU East Bay and

Peter Holland, CEG, Vector Engineering

 

August 23, 2008

Field Trip - As Part of the 1868 Earthquake Alliance

Field Trip to the Calaveras Fault in Santa Clara County, California

Dr. Phil Stoffer, U.S. Geological Survey and

Dr. Richard Sedlock, San Jose State University