Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

5,000 Geologists Gathering at Society's Annual Meeting

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

5,000 Geologists Gathering at Society's Annual Meeting

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SAN ANTONIO - Five thousand of the world's leading earth scientists have gathered at the San Antonio Convention Center for the 99th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. In over 1,800 scientific presentations, experts will review research in hydrogeology, the global rise of sea level and studies of carbonate aquifers and contaminant plumes, at the meeting which runs through Thursday.

The immense technical program and field trips will address major issues of interest to the general public. Did stupendous volcanoes kill the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Has the recent galloping Hubbard Glacier caused the sea level to rise? What will the Mars Observer mission discover in 1991?

Local and federal problems of groundwater contamination, rivers, floods and water hazards, as well as hazardous waste disposal, will be key topics in a one-day public policy forum open to the local public.

Two glacier experts will discuss their first-hand experience with the Hubbard Glacier and its worldwide implications. …

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