GSA 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA offered another meeting place for the Carbonate Critical Zone RCN. On Saturday, Oct 14 a group of karst enthusiasts went on a field trip to see classic karst springs of central PA. This field trip was originally planned for the in-person meeting that had to be moved online due to COVID restrictions in 2020. Laura Toran (Temple University), Ellen Herman (Bucknell University), and Jim Berglund (University of Wisconsin-Platteville) lead the GSA field trip, and guided the group to springs and a National Speleological Society preserve cave. The trip was run in honor of Will White who originally studied the springs and he met with participants at Arch Spring.
In addition, the Rates and Time Working group met several times at the convention center to work together on analysis of long-term data sets. These data sets often have gaps, and we are exploring how time periods and sampling interval affects interpretation of the data.
A number of RCN talks were presented at the meeting. There were other research talks by members at the meeting; this list is working group presentations.
FROM FIELD TO FILE: PROMOTING DIVERSITY WITHIN CRITICAL ZONE SCIENCE THROUGH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAININGS presented by Lindsey Cromwell
DO CARBONATE SPRINGS EXHIBIT THRESHOLD DISCHARGE RESPONSES TO ANTHROPOGENIC STRESSORS? Presented by Liz Hasenmueller