American Geophysical Union Meeting 2010
The American Geophysical Annual Meeting in San Francisco is one of the largest scientific meetings in the world, with almost 20,000 geoscientists gathering in 2010 from all over the world to present scientific data and results. Here are a few pictures from the meeting.
On the flight to San Francisco we fly over the basin and range in Nevada, an area of crustal extension that was the focus of numerous talks at AGU. Photograph by F.W. Vollmer.
We then cross the snowy Sierra Nevada in California, a range composed largely of Mesozoic plutonic rocks. Pictured here are Tuolumne Meadows (right) and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne (center). Photograph by F.W. Vollmer.
The AGU meeting is held at the Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco.
Much of the scientific interaction occurs in the poster sessions, over 2000 posters are displayed here each day.
Dr. Vollmer presented on strain analysis techniques that use two and three dimensional ellipse fitting to determine the deformation in rock samples.
Dr. Matt Whitaker, New Paltz Alum, is currently completing a post-doctoral research position doing high-pressure mineralogical research in Japan.
Michelle Haskins, San Francisco State. Michelle completed an undergraduate research project with Dr. Vollmer on Catskill jointing this past summer, and presented the results at AGU.
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