EMPOWER goes to Seattle

EMPOWER was well represented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The event was held in Seattle and featured technical sessions, short courses, a lively exhibit hall, and field trips. There were 14 different oral presentations and posters given by EMPOWER-affiliated faculty and students, including:

Emily Baker, “Methods for Correcting Ground-Based Time-Lapse Infrared Imagery;”

Samuel Caldwell, “Persistence and Heterogeneity: Exploring Stream Temperature Variability as Observed by UAV-Collected TIR Imagery;”

Amanda Campbell, “Temporal Variability of Naturally Occurring Methane in Shallow Groundwater Wells in the Marcellus Shale Region;”

Nathaniel Chien, “Linear Discriminant Analysis as a Regional Screening Tool to Fingerprint Sources of Chloride Contamination in Groundwater;”

Laura DeMott, “Growth History and Composition of a Lacustrine Tufa Dome from Winnemucca Dry Lake, NV, USA;”

Robin Glas, “Changing Streamflow Regimes in New York State: Trends, Patterns, and Attribution;”

Kristina Gutchess, “Long-Term Inca Simulations Favor Climatic Over Anthropogenic Impacts on a Reduction of Stream Water Salinity In New York State.”

In addition to sharing their research, students also had opportunities to participate in workshops, attend research talks, network, and share their experiences with prospective graduate students.

For more information about the GSA Annual Meeting, go to http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2017/home