NCGS 2008-2009 Calendar

(Please click on the available links to view the abstract and speaker biographies; for previous yearly calendar of events see bottom of page)

 

 

The Start of the NCGS Year!!

 

Wednesday September 17, 2008

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer                       (Canceled - Hurricane Ike!)

A Geologist’s Introduction to Permeability Averaging and the Effects of Scale on the Permeability of Heterogeneous Rocks

Dr. Jim Jennings, Shell International Exploration and Production, Houston, Texas

See attached flyer; 1:30 Chevron; VIZ Room, Chevron Park, Building C, CLL279; Non-Chevron attendees should contact Beverly Reynolds to request a security badge at (925) 842-2710 or

beverlyreynolds@chevron.com

 

Wednesday September 24, 2008

Granites in the Franciscan Formation at Cazadero, California

Dr. Rolfe Erickson, California State University, Sonoma

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Thursday October 2, 2008

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Modern Rainfall and Paleoclimate across NE Tibet: Climate Consequences of the Growth of the Tibetan Plateau

Dr. Carmala Garione, University of Rochester, N.Y.

7:00 pm at Orinda Library; 26 Orinda Way (See map on back cover of newsletter)

 

Wednesday October 29, 2008

The impact of wildfires on California landscapes

Dr. Laura Rademacher, Univ. of the Pacific, Stockton

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer      (Early Date!)

Relation Between Volcanism, Tectonism, and Hydrothermal Activity Along the Global Mid-Ocean Ridge System

Dr. Susan Humphris, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

7:00 pm at Lafayette Community Center, Manzanita Room, 500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette; See map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Lafayette+Community+Center,+Lafayette,+CA&ie=UTF8&ll=37.870856,-122.106428&spn=0.035436,0.05785&z=14     

 

Wednesday November 19, 2008               (Rescheduled Date!)

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer                     He’s Back!

A Geologist’s Introduction to Permeability Averaging and the Effects of Scale on the Permeability of Heterogeneous Rocks

Dr. Jim Jennings, Shell International Exploration and Production, Houston, Texas.  See attached flyer; 1:30 Chevron; Chevron Park, Building C, Room C2187; Non-Chevron attendees should contact Beverly Reynolds to request a security badge at (925) 842-2710 or beverlyreynolds@chevron.com

 

Wednesday November 19, 2008

CANCELED

Our Regular Monthly Meeting Has Been Canceled Due to the Number of Alternate Events This Month (AAPG Distinguished Lecturers)

 

Wednesday January 28, 2009

Geophysical vignettes from the wine country:  implications for the northward continuation of the East Bay fault system

Dr. Victoria E. Langenheim, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday February 25, 2009

Mammoths, Meteorites, and Supernovae

Dr. Richard B. Firestone, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,

(Note: Dr. Firestone is co-author of “Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes – See:  http://www.innertraditions.com/Product.jmdx?action=displayDetail&id=2139&searchString=1-59143-061-5 or http://www.amazon.com/Cycle-Cosmic-Catastrophes-Stone-Age-Changed/dp/1591430615)

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday March 25, 2009

New Tools for Understanding and Mitigating Rockfall Hazards in Yosemite National Park

Dr. Greg Stock; Geologist; Yosemite National Park7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday April 29, 2009

The Travels of Clyde Kluckhohn and the Photographs of James Hanks, 1927-1928: Repeat Photography, Virtual Repeat Photography, and Earth Surface Change in the Photographic Era

Dr. Thomas C. Hanks, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California 

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday May 27, 2009      Dinner Meeting!!

Mesozoic Transpression, Transtension, Subduction, and Metallogenesis in Northern and Central California

Dr. W. Gary Ernst, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

 

Wednesday June 24, 2009

A Hydrogeological Perspective on Nuclear Waste — Tales from the Trenches

Dr. Dave Stonestrom, U.S. Geological Survey Research Hydrologist, Menlo Park, California

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center

As Usual – Our Summer Break!

 

2008 - 2009 NCGS Events and Field Trips

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

 

 

September 20 & 21, 2008

Key Sites of Uplift and Glacial Constraints, Central Sierra Nevada

Jeffrey Schaffer, Napa City College

 

November 15, 2008

Earthquake at UCB? - The Hayward Fault, Campus Retrofit, and the Seismological Laboratory

Drs. Peggy Hellweg, Doris Sloan, Christine Shaff, and Craig Comartin

University of California at Berkeley

 

May 2, 2009

The Geology of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California

James Allen and Dr. Luther Strayer, CSU East Bay, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Peter Holland, Vector Engineering, Inc

Ron Rubin, AMEC Geomatrix

 

June 13 & 14, 2009

Gold Country Field Trip

Ross Smith, Member and Precious Metals Consulting Geologist