Workshop Program

Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Monday, September 19

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Travel to Bozeman (for those attending pre-workshop field trip)

Pick up road logs at the Best Western Grantree Inn

Dinner on your own; we will suggest a time and restaurant for anyone who wants to join a group dinner.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Pre-Workshop Field Trip: A Sampler of Northern Rocky Mountain Geology

Breakfast on your own

8:00 AM Field trip departure from Grantree Inn parking lot

Highlights of the field trip will include:
  • Archean migmatites and granulites
  • Madison River Valley
    • Luzenac talc mine
    • low grade metasedimentary rocks
    • river terraces
    • alluvial fans
  • Jefferson River Canyon
    • fold and thrust belt
    • LaHood Formation
  • Overview of the Golden Sunlight Mine

Friday Evening - Workshop Kickoff

3:00 - 5:00 Registration, MSU Strand Union Building, put up posters

5:00 - 6:00 Opening Reception, Strand Union Building

6:00 - 7:00 Buffet Dinner, Strand Union Building

7:00 - 8:30 Opening Session: 103 EPS Building (amphitheatre lecture hall)

Shuttles back to hotels.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Breakfast on your own

7:30-8:00 Registration, coffee service; Student Union Building

8:00 - 12:00 Session I: Interpreting Earth in Space and Time

Mini-tutorials for the non-specialist: fundamentals of the techniques, types of applications and problems that can be addressed, examples of applications, practical advice about what is required to use these techniques.

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:15 Session II: Examples of Integrated Geophysical Projects

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:45 Interest Group Session I

(Group topics determined by response from application pool)

Charge to Groups:

  • Identify the key scientific questions of the area
  • Identify how EarthScope can be used to address these questions
  • Consider integrated science. What complementary studies must be done to integrate EarthScope data with geologic and geochronologic data to optimize scientific results?
  • Look towards adjacent regions. Are there opportunities to integrate Northern Rockies results with Cascadia, Basin and Range, Central Plains, Canada, Southern Rocky Mountains, or others?
  • Is there a single key experiment that MUST be done in the context of either a "super experiment" (densified USArray experiment using Flex Array instruments) or in the context of one or more segments of a GeoTraverse?

4:45 - 6:00 Poster Session (beer and finger food)

6:00 Dinner - Group dinner at local restaurant

Evening - Informal networking at Grantree Inn, bar and/or conference rooms

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Breakfast on your own

7:30-8:00 Registration and coffee service; Student Union Building

8:00 - 12:00 Session III: Northern Rockies Geology in Space and Time - Reflections on the Big Questions of Northern Rockies Geology and how can EarthScope play a role?

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:30 Interest Group Session II

Continue to refine questions, priorities, approaches.
Prepare report outs

3:30 - 4:00 Break (Posters need to be taken down by the end of the afternoon)

4:00 - 5:00 Northern Rocky Mountain "Town Meeting"

Paul Link, Idaho State University - Moderator
Preliminary reports from interest groups

5:00 Shuttle back to hotel

6:00 Dinner at a local restaurant

Monday, September 19, 2005

Yellowstone and Vicinity Field Trip

Breakfast on your own

7:30 AM Departure from the Grantree Inn

Return to Grantree Inn around 9:00 PM

Tuesday September 20, 2005