Geological Society of America (GSA) Rocky Mountain Section 67-th Annual Meeting

Start Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015
End Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Location: Casper, Wyoming, USA


Includes the following symposia:

S1. Yellowstone/Teton/Snake River Plain Volcano-Tectonic System: Honoring 55 Years of Distinguished Research and the Legacy of Bob Smith

Convenor: Jamie Farrell (

Bob Smith’s career spanned an unprecedented change in our understanding of the Yellowstone Volcano-Tectonic System. Bob led and trained many students at University of Utah in a tenacious pursuit of ever changing technology to geophysically monitor and observe the Yellowstone system from surface features (fractures, faults, and fumaroles) to tomography of the mantle.

Includes the following fieldtrips:

4. Yellowstone and Northwest Wyoming Volcano-Tectonic Field Trip

24–26 May

Leaders: Kent Sundell (, Jamie Farrell ( Bob Smith (

US$500; includes transportation in coach bus with restroom, two nights lodging at double occupancy rate, all lunches and four beverages per day, road log of trip, and all National Park entrance fees. All breakfasts and dinners will be on your own. Min: 30; max: 50. DEPARTURE: Check in at 6:30 a.m., 24 May, at the Ramkota Hotel in the lobby, GSA field trip check-in desk. Trip departs promptly at 7 a.m. A spectacular trip, reviewing classic Laramide structures, stratigraphy, volcanology, geomorphology, and tectonics while passing through the Casper Arch, Wind River Basin, Owl Creek Uplift, Wind River Canyon, Bighorn Basin, Cody Arch, Absaroka Mountains/Basin, Absaroka Volcanics, Sunlight Basin, Heart Mountain Detachment, Yellowstone Volcanics, northern Teton Range, Fish Creek Basin, Washakie Range, Wind River Arch, Dubois Arch, and back across the Wind River Basin. While in Yellowstone we will visit thermal features (Mammoth, Norris, West Thumb), Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Lake, and Old Faithful while learning about the underlying magma, earthquakes, faults, and folds actively changing the entire Volcano-Tectonic System and its relationship to the Teton Range and Snake River Plain.

Casper, Wyoming, USA