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GSA Penrose Conference - The Role of Outburst Floods in Earth and Planetary Evolution (Applications Due Jan. 27, 2023)

  • 1.  GSA Penrose Conference - The Role of Outburst Floods in Earth and Planetary Evolution (Applications Due Jan. 27, 2023)

    Posted 01-12-2023 16:50
    A reminder announcement on the upcoming GSA Penrose Conference (, "The Role of Outburst Floods in Earth and Planetary Evolution," which will take place from June 5-9, 2023, at Camp Delany (, Coulee City, Washington, situated at the foot of the spectacular flood-carved Dry Falls in Grand Coulee.

    This conference will encompass the range of outburst flood science, focused on four key themes: (1) Channeled Scabland and the Missoula Floods; (2) the universal occurrence of outburst floods on Earth and other planets; (3) the mechanics of outburst flood processes; and (4) broader Earth system and societal implications of outburst floods. The conference will review past work, address the current state of research, and help chart the future of outburst flood science through presentations, discussions, and multiple field trips. The timing fittingly coincides with the 100th anniversary of J Harlen Bretz's first publication on the Channeled Scabland.

    Applications are currently open and close on January 27, 2023. Registration costs for the conference will be $900, and will cover 6-nights of lodging, meals, transportation to/from Camp Delany from Seattle-Tacoma International airport, transportation for field trips, and facility usage. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors (GSA and NSF), we also have funds available to support the registration costs, as well as portions of travel expenses and child/family care costs, of some participants. These funds will be prioritized toward supporting individuals from groups underrepresented in the geosciences, as well as early career and student participants.

    All additional information can be found here: Please direct any questions to penrose-2023 <at>

    Thanks, and we hope to see you at Camp Delany!

    Tim Goudge (UT Austin), Isaac Larsen (UMass Amherst), Jim O'Connor (USGS), and Greta Wells (U. Iceland)

    Timothy Goudge