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November 18th PGS Meeting - A Holocene History of the Ångermanälven Estuary, Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is significant for the economies and industries of many European nations. Unfortunately, the Baltic is currently experiencing severe bottom water anoxia and high nutrient and heavy metal loads related to human activity. The Baltic has been experiencing human-induced change since medieval times and has a complex natural history resulting from deglaciation and subsequent uplift. International Ocean Drilling Expedition 347 cored the Baltic basin in the Fall of 2013 with the goal of generating a comprehensive basin-wide Baltic climate history for the Holocene as well as to document medieval and industrial-age human impacts to the Basin. Diatoms are a diverse group of single-celled algae which create siliceous cell walls. Diatoms respond quickly to environmental change, and their cell walls are readily preserved in sediments. Diatoms from two cores taken during IODP Expedition 347 have been analyzed in order to understand the history of the Ångermanälven Estuary in the northern Baltic Sea. The influence of natural and human impacts to the Baltic will be discussed.

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See our speaker's abstract for more information.

  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $30.00/person, dinner for students is $10.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, September 14th. Meeting will be held at the Foster’s Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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  Were there dinosaurs in Western Pennsylvania?  

Yes, dinosaurs walked on the land and left behind their footprints and bones, but unfortunately this evidence has been eroded away long ago. It is difficult to imagine the enormous amount of soil and rock that has been carried away by weathering processes in the 60 million years since the end of Cretaceous time. Scientists have estimated that a layer of rock over a mile thick has been eroded since the beginning of the Mesozoic Age and with it all traces of the dinosaurs.

See Dr. John Harpers more thorough explanation for more information.

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