For the GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore in 2015, KWI is sponsoring 5 sessions:
T116. Contamination in Karst: Beyond the Case Study
Sarah K. Carmichael, Ellen K. Herman
Karst Waters Institute; GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Karst Division
Karst aquifers are an important drinking water source and are particularly vulnerable to contamination. This session will highlight new work on karst contamination modeling and methodologies that take us beyond single case studies.
Karst | Hydrogeology | Environmental Geoscience |
T119. Geological Interactions within the Global Carbon Cycle
Chris Groves, Jonathan B. Martin
GSA Karst Division; International Research Center on Karst Under the Auspices of UNESCO; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
While over vast timescales interactions between water, the atmosphere, and minerals influence partitioning of Earth’s carbon, less attention has been focused on shorter timescales. This session emphasizes links between carbonate minerals and Earth’s carbon cycle.
Karst | Geochemistry | Environmental Geoscience |
T120. Karst Processes and Speleogenesis: Advances in Monitoring, Modeling, and Measurements
Benjamin F. Schwartz, Matthew D. Covington
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Karst Division; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
This session seeks to highlight recent advances in the study of karst systems, with emphasis on process studies, method development, modeling advances, instrumentation innovations, long-term monitoring, and more.
Karst | Hydrogeology | Geomorphology |
T121. New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry: Advances from 20 Years of Interdisciplinary Research and Exploring Our Future Frontiers
Annette Summers Engel, John R. Spear, Sarah K. Carmichael, Hazel A. Barton, Philip C. Bennett
GSA Karst Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Geochemical Society
In the 20 years since the Karst Waters Institute–sponsored symposium, “Breakthroughs in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry,” we welcome contributions that highlight major achievements and latest advances in karst research. Interdisciplinary participation is encouraged.
Karst | Geomicrobiology | Geochemistry |
T122. Remote Sensing and Geophysical Imaging in Karst
Lewis Land, Daniel H. Doctor
GSA Karst Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Karst Waters Institute; GSA Geoinformatics Division
Geophysics and remote sensing tools are frequently used for investigations of karst phenomena. We welcome papers that address the use of remote sensing and geophysical imaging in karst regions, including both airborne and ground-based methods.
Karst | Geophysics/Geodynamics |