Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Earth Scientists Keep an Eye on Texas

06.10.2008
Dozens of papers at the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting, Oct. 5-9 in Houston, TX, will focus on local issues important to Texas and the Gulf Coast, including a session presenting previously unreleased data and imagery of Hurricane Ike from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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

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.
http://www.ascmeetings.org
http://www.geosociety.org
http://www.agronomy.org
http://www.crops.org
http://www.soils.org

Christa Stratton | Newswise Science News
Further information:
http://www.soils.org

Further reports about: Coast Coastal Earth Geological Gulf Hurricane Hurricane Ike Soil Science Surface Texas

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Ecology Across Borders: International conference brings together 1,500 ecologists
15.11.2017 | Gesellschaft für Ökologie e.V.

nachricht Road into laboratory: Users discuss biaxial fatigue-testing for car and truck wheel
15.11.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.

Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted by mosquito bite. The most dangerous form of malaria is malaria tropica. Left untreated, it is fatal in most cases....

Im Focus: A “cosmic snake” reveals the structure of remote galaxies

The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.

Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...

Im Focus: Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.

That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...

Im Focus: Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.

During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....

Im Focus: Researchers Develop Data Bus for Quantum Computer

The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.

Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Ecology Across Borders: International conference brings together 1,500 ecologists

15.11.2017 | Event News

Road into laboratory: Users discuss biaxial fatigue-testing for car and truck wheel

15.11.2017 | Event News

#Berlin5GWeek: The right network for Industry 4.0

30.10.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows

21.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing

21.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond

21.11.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>