GSOC 50 Years Ago, 1964 Annual Campout

GSOC 50 Years Ago, 1964 Annual Campout

Friday, September 4th, 1964, GeeSockers began to gather at the Rujada Forest CampAs shadows vanished in thtwilight, the dancing council fire dreeveryone texchange views with the stars and each other. Trip Chairman Truman Murphy wore out his thumb with his guitar accompaniment of the songfest from “Barney Google" to 'Goodnight Ladies", while Echo II sailed overhead. 

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Slide Identification and Evaluation in Norway

Slide Identification and Evaluation in Norway

Dr. Adam Booth, Portland State University Department of Geology, spoke to GSOC on October 10 about his research with the Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU). Norway is a country with a landslide problem on its western shore. There some of the world's highest escarpments of gneiss and schist tower over steeply carved glacial fjords. Towns and villages huddle at the bottom of these steep slopes on flat land created by the rock falls and debris flows which come from the slopes above. Blocks of material catastrophically fail periodically along steep foliation planes, sending material plummeting into the fjord below and creating immense waves. Three such events occurred in the twentieth century, leaving a wake of destruction and taking nearly 200 lives.

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GSOC Board Notes October 11, 2014

GSOC Board Notes October 11, 2014

President Sheila Alfsen called the meeting to order at the home of Rosemary Kenney. Present were board members Sheila Alfsen, Dawn Juliano, Beverly Vogt, Marty Muncie, and John Piccinninni. Quorum was not met. Also attending were GSOC members Tara Schoffstall, Bart Bartels, and Rosemary Kenney. Tara Schoffstall stood in as secretary for the meeting in place of Paul Edison-Lahm.

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NW Energy Assn. Meeting to Discuss Alaska's North Slope

NW Energy Assn. Meeting to Discuss Alaska's North Slope

Dave Hite, consulting geologist, with Northwest Energy Association will speak on "Alaska’s North Slope: present and future potential & its significance to the Cherry Point Refinery in supplying fuel to Oregon and Washington" on Sept. 18, 2014, 11:45 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

NASA photo: Landsat 7 false-color image of the North Slope

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