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Annual Report 2002 CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES

Dr C. Allen attended the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver where she presented a poster on the ages of detrital zircons from the Klamath River, N. California.

Dr R.A. Armstrong attended the final meeting of the Kaapvaal Craton Project, held in Cape Town, South Africa, where he presented a paper and co-authored a number of others. He also presented papers at the 11th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium and Geocongress, Windhoek, Namibia, and at Gondwana XI in Christchurch, New Zealand. He participated in a meeting of the IGCP 418 Working Group held in Namibia.

Dr V. Bennett attended the Geological Society of Australia meeting in Adelaide in July where she presented papers on “Constraints on early Earth processes from geochemical investigations of the oldest (>3800 Ma) abyssal periodotites” and “Combined osmium and isotopic and seismic evidence for orphaned early Proterozoic mantle beneath Phanerozoic crust in the New England Fold Belt, Eastern Australia”. In December, Dr. Bennett attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco where she gave a talk on “New Estimates of Rhenium in the Crust: Implications for Mantle Re-Os Budgets”.

Mr J.P. Bernal attended the Goldschmidt Conference, August 2002, Davos, Switzerland, where he presented “Strategies for the determination of the isotopic composition of natural Uranium”.

Dr A.J. Berry presented work on Fe oxidation states in silicate glasses at the Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 18 to 23 August. He also attended the workshop "Neutrons for the Earth Sciences", Sydney, 12 to 13 December.

Dr J. Braun was invited Professor at the Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble in Decmber 2001 and January 2002, where he taught a course on quantitative thermochronology to Honours and Graduate students. He also presented seminars at the Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering at Imperial College in London, January 2002; the Department of Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 2002; and Yale University on his recent work in quantifying landform evolution from thermochronological data (April 2002).

Dr J. Braun visited Dalhousie University (Canada) to collaborate with Prof. Beaumont and his group on developing a large-scale three-dimensional numerical model of the Earth's mantle and crust. (April and November 2002); and attended a workshop organized by the Earth System Evolution Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, of which he is a member since 1993. (November 2002)

Dr C. Bryant co-authored a poster presentation on “Lithium Isotopes; a Potential Aid to Understanding Granite Petrogenesis” at the American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco in December. She also presented a seminar on “The geochemical evolution of the Late Oligocene – Recent Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc; sediment recycling and implications for crustal evolution models” at Macquarie University in November 2002.

Dr E. Calvo gave a seminar entitled “Reconstruction of past oceanic chemistry: Development of new techniques” in the Marine Sciences Institute (CMIMA-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain, 20th September.

Dr I.H Campbell attended the Australian Geological Congress in Adelaide where he presented a paper on the Chuquicamata porphyry copper deposit. He also attended the International Mineralogical Meeting in Edinburgh.

Professor J. Chappell was invited speaker at Rice-Exxon-Mobil "Vail Symposium", Houston Texas, 7-8 March, where he gave the talk "Downstepping reef cycles, Late Quaternary sea level changes, ice-cycles and isotopes". Professor J. Chappell was plenary speaker at the Australia-New Zealand Geomorphology Association conference, Kalgoorlie, September 30-October 4, where he gave a presentation entitled "Erosion, soil production and sustainability: assessment using cosmogenic nuclides". Professor J. Chappell presented a paper jointly with Dr B.J. Pillans at the Australian Regolith conference, University of Canberra, November 21-22 entitled "The dynamics of soils in North Queensland: rates of mixing by termite determined by single grain luminescence dating". He was also an invited speaker at the Australian Academies, National Conference "Living with Climate Change", Canberra December 18-19, where he gave the talk "Living with climate change: can we take lessons from history ?".

Professor J. Chappell was invited speaker at Rice-Exxon-Mobil "Vail Symposium", Houston Texas, 7-8 March, where he gave the talk "Downstepping reef cycles, Late Quaternary sea level changes, ice-cycles and isotopes". Professor J. Chappell was plenary speaker at the Australia-New Zealand Geomorphology Association conference, Kalgoorlie, September 30-October 4, where he gave a presentation entitled "Erosion, soil production and sustainability: assessment using cosmogenic nuclides". Professor J. Chappell presented a paper jointly with Dr B.J. Pillans at the Australian Regolith conference, University of Canberra, November 21-22 entitled "The dynamics of soils in North Queensland: rates of mixing by termite determined by single grain luminescence dating". He was also an invited speaker at the Australian Academies, National Conference "Living with Climate Change", Canberra December 18-19, where he gave the talk "Living with climate change: can we take lessons from history ?".

Professor S.F. Cox co-convened the theme “Plate Boundary Fault Mechanics and the Interaction of Stress, Strain and Fluid Pressure Regimes” at the Western Pacific AGU meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, in July. He also presented a paper at that meeting.

Professor S.F. Cox also presented a paper on “Application of stress transfer modelling for area selection in mesothermal gold systems” at the conference on “Applied Structural Geology for Mineral Exploration and Mining” in Kalgoorlie, WA in September. The conference was held under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Professor S.F. Cox co-authored a paper with Dr Y. Rolland (ANU Geology) at the Goldschmidt conference in Switzerland in August.

Dr G. F. Davies attended the symposium “The Living Earth”, which was part of the centenary celebrations of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in September, and he presented an invited lecture on the emergence and dynamics of plate tectonics.

Dr G. F. Davies was invited to present a lecture in September on the emergence and dynamics of plate tectonics at the symposium “The Living Earth”, which was part of the centenary celebrations of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Dr S. Eggins gave the following presentations and abstracts as invited speaker at the 3rd International Conference on High-Resolution ICPMS, Atlanta, Georgia October 3-5 2002: “In-situ U-series analysis by laser ablation-MC-ICPMS”, Eggins S, Bernal J-P, Shelley JMG, McCulloch MT, Kinsley L; “Laser ablation sampling: Watts going on?”, Steve Eggins, Les Kinsley. Michael Shelley and “Laser ablation-ICP-MS compositional Professoriling of chamber walls in planktonic Foraminifera; implications for Mg/Ca thermometry”, Eggins S, De Deckker P, Marshall J. He also presented the following talks at the 12th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt 2002 Conference, Davos, Switzerland: Geochim Cosmochim Acta 66 (15A): A207; Volatile elements in pillow lava glasses from the Kermadec Arc – Havre Trough and offshore Taupo Vaolcanic Zone, southwest Pacific. Wysoczanski RJ, Hauri EH, Gamble JA, Luhr JF, Eggins SM, Wright IC, 12th Annual V.M. Goldschmitt Conference, Davos, Switzerland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66 (15A): A848; Rhenium systematics in submarine MORB, arc and back-arc basin glasses by laser ablation ICP-MS. Sun W, Bennett VC, Eggins SM, Arculus RJ, Kamenetsky VS, Falloon TJ., 12th Annual V.M. Goldschmitt Conference, Davos, Switzerland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66 (15A): A754.

Dr T. Esat gave the invited presentation at the Goldschmidt 2002 Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 2002: T.M. Esat and Y. Yokoyama, rapid sea-level, ice-volume and radiocarbon excursions during a Heinrich event at Huon Peninsula, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66 (2002) 216.

Dr D. Fabel attended the the 12th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference in Davos, Switzerland, August 18-23, 2002, and presented the abstract “Landscape preservation under ice sheets”. He also attended the 10th Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference, Kalgoorlie, 30 September – 4 October, 2002 and presented the abstract “Surviving glaciation: complex exposure modelling and the preservation of glacial landscapes”.

Mr C.M. Fanning co-convened a session on Antarctica and presented a paper at the Australian Geological convention in Adelaide in July. He presented a paper at a Symposium on the "Amalgamation of Precambrian Blocks and the role of the Palaeozoic Orogens in Asia" in Sapporo, Japan in September. He carried out field work in Utah and Idaho and then attended the Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver in October. He was an invited visiting researcher at the National Institute for Polar Research, Tokyo in June.

Dr U. Faul attended the 2002 Goldschmidt conference in Davos, Switzerland, from 18 to 23 August and gave an invited paper entitled "Systematics in the seismic wave attenuation of partially molten olivine aggregates". Dr Faul also attended the 2002 Channel Users Meeting in Sydney from 18 to 19 November 2002 and gave an invited presentation entitled "EBSD Mapping of Silicates".

Dr J.D. Fitz Gerald attended the 17th Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy in Adelaide in February and coauthored a presentation “TEM Investigation of Aluminium-containing precipitates in high-Aluminium doped Silicon Carbide”. He also attended a workship on Nanomaterials run in October by ANU’s Centre for Science and Engineering of Materials.

Dr M. Gagan presented invited talks at the Goldschmidt 2002 Conference special session: Ocean Paleotemperatures, held in Davos, Switzerland, 18-23 August and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Conference: The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past, and Future, held at the University of Hawaii, USA (12-15 November).

Professor R.W. Griffiths attended the 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society held at the University of Melbourne in February, where he presented an invited keynote address on processes governing the ocean thermohaline circulation.

Professor R. W. Griffiths was invited to present a keynote lecture at the 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society held at the University of Melbourne in February.

Professor R. Grün was invited by the session organisers “Abrupt climatic fluctuations: a context for hominid and human development” to present Dating modern human evolution at the European Geophysical Society, 22-26 April 2002, Nice, France. He was invited by the Max Planck Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig, to present Direct dating of hominids using ESR and U-series dating at the meeting on Palaeontological and Archaeological Insights into Human Evolution. 2-3 June 2002, Leipzig, Germany. In September, Professor R. Grün was invited by the Korean Basic Science Institute to present two lectures at the 3rd Korean Basic Science Institute Symposium on Age Determination on Dating methods for the Quaternary and Dating of modern human evolution. He also presented a lecture at the Korean Institute on Nuclear Safety on Quaternary Geochronology. Professor R. Grün attended the 10th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating. 24-28 June where he presented with S. Eggins, M. Shelley and A. Pike Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis for the determination of U-concentration Profiles and in situ U-series dating. He was member of the Scientific Organising Committee, chaired the session “ESR Dating” and is the editor for the proceedings in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Dr A. Glikson gave a number of seminars: “The search for Australian impact structures, with particular reference to the Woodleigh impact structure, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia”, Curtin University, April 2002; “The search for early Precambrian impact signatures”, Geological Survey of Western Australia, April 2002; “The oldest asteroid impacts, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia”, Curtin University, December 2002 and “Asteroids and early crustal evolution”, University of Queensland, December 2002.

Professor D.H. Green attended the 16th Australian Geological Convention “Geoscience 2002: Expanding Horizons” in Adelaide from 1 to 5 July and presented an invited paper “Island Arc Ankaramites: primary magmas from refractory lherzolite fluxed by CO2 and H2O”. He attended the 14th International Workshop on Orogenic lherzolites and Mantle Processes, held at Samani in Hokkaido from August 26 to September 3 and presented an invited paper “Island Arc Ankaramites: products of (CO2 + H2O)-fluxed melting of refractory lherzolites”. This meeting was followed by the “International Symposium on the Amalgamation of Precambrian Rocks in Asia” (PPO/Asia) at University of Hokkaido, Sapporo at which Professor Green was a keynote speaker on “Convergent Margin Magmatism”. Professor Green was also an invited speaker at the Australian Mars Exploration Society conference “Exploring the Red Planet” held at Sydney University, 12 to 14 July and presented a paper “Martian Volcanoes: Gateways to the Martian Interior”.

Mr A. Hack presented an abstract on copper solubility in mineral-buffered, near-magmatic supercritical fluids: insights from LA-ICP-MS, PIXE and EXAFS of synthetic fluid inclusion experiments, at the Australian Geological Convention in Adelaide, 1 to 5 July.

Professor T.M. Harrison travelled to California USA 3-17 January to give seminars at UC Santa Cruz and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; he also undertook lead isotope multicollector measurements at UCLA. The Director visited Los Angeles, USA 19-25 April to undertake lead isotope multicollector measurements at UCLA and to give seminars. From 26 April to 13 May he was engaged in fieldwork in Tibet.

Professor T.M. Harrison attended the 16th AGC Conference in Adelaide 30 June to 4 July where he gave a keynote address entitled “75 Years of Indo-Asian Collision Models”. He then attended the IAU Symposium 213 “Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among the Stars” and Fulbright Symposium 2002: “Science Eduction in Partnership” at Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef 5-12 July, presenting a talk entitled “A Mission to Really Early Earth”. He also visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in San Francisco 14-16 August and then travelled to Davos, Switzerland for the Goldschmidt Conference 18-23 August.

Professor T.M. Harrison visited Los Angeles 29 September to 15 November and then 22 November to 7 December during which time he supervised a graduate student in the completion phase of her theses and administered existing contracts and grants at UCLA. During a brief return to Australia he attended the Australian Crustal Research Centre Research Symposium 2002 at Monash University in Melbourne 19-21 November presenting a talk entitled “Testing the Extrusion Hypothesis”. The Director also attended a one-day workshop at ANSTO, Sydney on 13 December to address how the needs of neutron beam users are to be met by the replacement reactor.

Dr J. Hermann attended the IX International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry in Zürich, Switzerland, from 24 to 27 March where he gave an oral presentation on the interaction of hydrous granitic melts with carbonates: implications for devolatilisation in subduction zones. He also presented a poster entitled “Experimental determination of zircon-garnet-melt trace element partitioning and its application to dating”. Dr Hermann attended the 18th International Mineralogical Association in Edinburgh, from 1 to 6 September where he gave a keynote lecture on phase relations, melt properties and crust-mantle interactions in subduction zones. He also attended the 81st Riunione della Società Geologica Italiana in Turin, Italy, 10 to 12 September where he gave an oral presentation entitled “Contrasting features of subducted oceanic and continental crust”. Dr Hermann was invited to present seminars in Italy: Turin: (4 April), Mailand (8 April), Genua (11 April) and Padua (15 April) entitled “Eclogiti e petrologia sperimentale: una finestra sui processi di subduzione”.

Dr M. Honda attended the 16th Australian Geological Congress held in Adelaide in July where he presented a paper entitled “Unusual noble gas compositions in polycrystalline diamonds: preliminary results from Jwaneng, Botswana”.

Dr G.O. Hughes attended the 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society held at the University of Melbourne in February, where he presented a talk entitled “Damping of internal gravity waves in stratified fluids”.

Dr T.R. Ireland attended the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXIII in Houston, USA in March, where he presented a paper. From 11-18 April, Dr T.R. Ireland visited New Zealand, attending a function in honour of Dr A. Reay and presenting a seminar at Otago University. He also collaborated with Professor Steve Weaver at Canterbury University and presented a seminar.

Dr T.R. Ireland travelled to New Zealand 13-20 June where he was invited to present a seminar to the Geology Department at the Canterbury University. He also conferred on papers with Professor Steve Weaver at Canterbury University and with Dr A. Reay at Otago University. From 29 June to 6 July, Dr Ireland travelled to Adelaide for the 16th Australian Geological Convention, where he presented a paper for the Robin Oliver Memorial Symposium.

Dr T.R. Ireland attended the 65th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society at the University of California in Los Angeles, USA from 19-29 July where he presented a paper concerning trace element abundances in CAIs. He also attended a meeting of the Council of the Meteorical Society, to which he has been elected. Dr Ireland travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand in August to attend the Gondwana Symposium, at which he presented a paper and also participated in a fieldtrip to the Chatham Islands. Dr Ireland also attended the 6th Torino Workshop in Nuclear Astrophysics, held in Melbourne from 9-13 December, and presented a paper.

Dr I. Jackson travelled to Washington, D.C. in February to serve on a US National Science Foundation special panel and during the same trip, visited Stony Brook University and lectured at the California Institute of Technology. During the same month he attended the Condensed Matter Physics Meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics in Wagga Wagga NSW and presented a poster paper. A poster paper describing an experimental study of seismic wave attenuation in partially molten olivine aggregates was presented at the fall annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in December.

Professor B.L.N. Kennett attended the Superplume Project Symposium in Tokyo in January giving a paper on the strong S wave signature associated with deep subduction zones.

In April he attended the European Geophysical Society meeting in Nice with a presentation on surface wave velocities and anisotropy under Australia, as well as the Bureau meeting of IASPEI.

In June he was a keynote speaker at the annual workshop of IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology) in Hawaii, and gave a presentation on the development of a continental array of portable seismic instruments in Australia.

He gave a paper on seismic heterogeneity in the mantle at the Australian Crustal Research Centre Symposium in Melbourne in November. In December he attended the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco with a poster on the influence of anisotropy on seismic tomography

Dr A.E. Kiss attended the 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society held at the University of Melbourne in February, where he presented a talk entitled “The influence of continental slopes and boundary conditions on western boundary current separation in mid-latitude wind-driven gyres”

Professor Kurt Lambeck attended

(i) the meeting of the Earth Science Evolution Program (ESEP) of CIAR (10-14 June) followed by the all-programs meeting from 14-17 June in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada;

(ii) the final Stage III Workshop (concerned with modelling climate and environment during the interval leading into the Last Glacial Maximum for northern Europe), Cambridge (18-22 June);

(iii) the INTIMATE Conference in Tromso, Norway, (22-28 June);

(iv) Crafoord Symposium at the royal Swedish Academy in conjunction with the Crafoord Prize Ceremony.

Dr Lilley participated in the 12th Australian Geological Convention held in Adelaide in July, contributing a paper co-authored with colleagues at Geoscience Australia, Flinders University, and the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Dr Lilley attended the Edgeworth David Day Symposium and Dinner at the University of Sydney on 6 September, on the topic of "Climate Change: Myth or Reality?

Mr. X. Liu took part in the IX International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Zürich, Switzerland, from 24 to 27 March 2002 where he gave an oral presentation on Cr2O3: the unforgettable but forgotten oxide in mantle partial melting process, and presented a poster on the accurate determination of the solidus of simplified spinel lherzolite in the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 (CMAS) at 11 kbar: traditional and new experimental techniques.

Dr J. Mavrogenes presented a seminar at the Geology Department, Melbourne University, entitled “Sulfide partial melting at Broken Hill, NSW”.

Professor M.T. McCulloch attended several conferences during 2002. They include: Living with Climate Change, National Academies Forum, 18-19 December, Canberra; American Geological University Fall Meeting 2002, 6-10 December, San Francisco, at which he presented the poster “A 250 year coral record of environmental change in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia”; Australian Coral Reef Society Conference 2002, 8-10 November, Brisbane, at which he delivered the paper “Impact of drought on sediment fluxes entering the Great Barrier Reef”; Goldschmidt 2002, 18-23 August, Davos, Switzerland, at which he presented the abstract “Geochemical tracing of human impacts on coral reefs” and also chaired the session “Geochemistry of Pollution”; European Meeting of the International Society for Reef Studies, 4-7 September, Cambridge, England; First International Palaeolontological Congress, 6-10 July, Sydney; 2002.

Professor I. McDougall participated in an international conference on Lipari in the Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily, Italy, in late September. The meeting, run under the auspices of the Italian National Committee for UNESCO, was to celebrate the inclusion of the Aeolian Islands in the World Heritage List. The Aeolian Islands are the summits of youthful volcanoes built up from the floor of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and include the islands of Vulcano, Stromboli and Lipari as well as several others. McDougall presented a paper at the meeting on Lord Howe Island, which is an oceanic island that was included on the World Heritage List some 20 years ago.

Ms H. McGregor attended the NCCR Swiss International Climate Summer School, Grindelwald, Switzerland, September 2002. She also attended the Goldschmidt 2002 Geochemical Conference, Davos, Switzerland, August 2002.

Ms Julia Mullarney attended the 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society held at the University of Melbourne in February.

Ms A. Müller presented papers at the following conferences: Müller, A., Gagan, M.K. & Lough, J.M., Effect of early marine diagenesis on coral reconstructions of 20th century changes in surface-ocean carbonate saturation state. Australian Coral Reef Society, Annual meeting, Stradbroke, November 2002; Müller, A., Gagan, M.K. & Lough, J.M., Early marine diagenesis in corals and consequences for paleo-reconstructions of carbonate saturation state in coral reefs and atmospheric CO2. European Meeting of the International Society for Reef Studies, Cambridge, September 2002; Müller, A., Holocene sea-level change in the southwestern Baltic Sea. DEUQUA (German Quaternary Association), Annual conference, Potsdam, August 2002; Müller, A. & Gagan, M.K., Geochemical expressions of early marine diagenesis in corals– implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions. 12th Goldschmidt conference, Davos, August 2002; Dewi, K.T., Müller, A. & Frenzel, P., Ostracoda (micro-crustacea) from the Timor Sea, and their relations to paleoenvironments. International Symposium on Crustacean Fisheries 2002: Biology, Technology and Management, Bogor, August, 2002; Müller, A. & Gagan, M.K., Sea surface temperature reconstructions in the eastern Indian Ocean. Australian Marine Sciences Association, Fremantle, July 2002; Müller, A. & Gagan, M.K., Early marine diagenesis in corals and geochemical consequences for sea surface temperature reconstructions. European Geophysical University, XVII. General Assembly, Nice, April 2002; Müller, A. & Gagan, M.K., Validity of paleoceanographic reconstructions from corals for the last interglacial. Stage 5 deposits in Europe in the context of global climate evolution. First Workshop of the DEKLIM-EEM project: Climate Change at the Very End of a Warm Stage, Leipzig, March 2002; Müller, A. & Gagan, M.K., Past sea surface temperature reconstructions from massive coral: Important tracers and potential errors. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Annual Conference, Melbourne, February 2002.

Dr W. Müller, gave the following invited talks: Goldschmidt 2002 conference, Davos, Switzerland: Müller, W., Fricke, H., Halliday, A.N., McCulloch, M.T., 2002: Combined Sr, Pb and O isotopic tracing of origin and migration of the Neolithic Alpine Iceman. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66/15A, A531, August 2002; 14th International Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Techniques Related to their Applications (EMIS-14), Victoria (CAN): Kutschera, W. Müller, W., 2002: Isotope Language of the Alpine Iceman investigated with MS and AMS. Abstract vol. 14th EMIS-14, May 2002; International Conference on Archaeometry, Amsterdam (NL): Müller, W., Fricke, H., Halliday, A.N., 2002: Isotopic tracing of the Neolithic Alpine Iceman – clues to his origin and migration. Abstract vol., Int. Conf. on Archaeometry, Amsterdam, p. 161, April 2002. Dr W. Müller was co-convenor of the special session “Linking geochronology with textures and petrology” at 12th Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland (August 2002). He was also co-chair of the task group “Geochronology”, International Goldschmidt Program Committee, for the Organization of scientific sessions at Goldschmidt Conferences.

Dr Marc Norman attended the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held during March in Houston, U.S.A. and the 16th Australian Geological Convention in Adelaide in July. During September he travelled to Taos, New Mexico for “The Moon Beyond 2002: Next Steps in Lunar Science and Exploration” and in December attended the Lunar and Planetary Institute Workshop run by the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco

Dr A.P. Nutman attended and gave two talks at the 16th Australian Geological Congress held in July in Adelaide.

Dr H.StC. O'Neill presented a keynote talk on "The Composition of the Earth" at the IX International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry in Zürich, Switzerland, 24 to 27 March. He also attended the Goldschmidt Conference in Davos, Switzerland from 18 to 23 August where he presented a paper on "An electrochemical cell across the core-mantle boundary" with Dr S.A.T. Redfern, and the 4th Orogenic Lherzolite Conference in Samani, Japan from 27 August to 3 September where he presented work on the origin and significance of Cr-diopside suite segregations in mantle peridotites. He spent July-August visiting Professor H. Palme in Cologne, continuing their collaboration on deducing the composition of the Earth and its implications.

Dr C. Pelejero gave a seminar entitled “Combined application of isotopic analysis by MC-ICP-MS and molecular biomarkers in paleoceanographic studies” in the Centre of Environmental Studies (CEA), Autonomic University of Barcelona, 18th September.

Dr Pillans presented papers at the following conferences: Australian Geological Convention, Adelaide, 1-5 July; 10th Australia & New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference, Kalgoorlie, 30 September to 4 October and Regolith and Landscapes in Eastern Australia, Canberra, 21-23 November.

Ms Emma-Kate Potter attended the Goldschmidt conference in Davos, Switzerland, and the Quaternary Sea-Levels conference in Barbados.

Dr Anthony Purcell was on attachment to the Quaternary Geology Department of the University of Lund, Sweden, (May to September). The primary purpose of this visit was to compare theoretical and observed values of relative sea-level change during late- and post-glacial time. This process began with a comprehensive review of the available Scandinavian field data and the methodology applied to its interpretation. The numerical model for the Fennoscandian ice sheet was then refined in time and space to improve agreement with the extended observational data set. Finally, a search of the rheological parameters was performed to determine the earth and ice model combination of best fit. In cooperation with Dr Nils-Olov Svensson the observational data-set was expanded to include shoreline transgression, highest shoreline, and Baltic ice-lake data. Preliminary comparisons between these observations and the numerical results indicate that further refinement of ice and earth models may be possible and that numerical results may be used to identify suspect observational data whose interpretation may need to be re-evaluated. Some of this period was spent at Durham University working with Dr. Glenn Milne on bench-marking of the codes used by the ANU and Toronto groups for the calculation of sea-level change. This collaboration is ongoing but has already yielded several improvements to the code used by both groups.

Dr Nick Rawlinson attended the 2002 Fall Meeting of AGU in San Francisco 6-10 December.

Mr B. Rohrlach presented a paper co-authored with Dr R. Loucks and Dr J. Palin at the 16th Australian Geological Convention in Adelaide in July 2002 on the link between intra-arc compressive stress and metallogenic fertility based on a study of the Tampakan Cu-Au deposit in the southern Philippines.

Dr M. Sambridge attended the European Geophysical Society meeting during April in Nice, France, where he gave a presentation

on `Fast marching methods for evolution of seismic wavefronts'.

Dr M. Sambridge was an invited speaker in August at the first international meeting on `Inverse problems, modelling and simulation' held in Fethiye, Turkey. 

Mr S. Sommacal attended the Australian Geological Convention in Adelaide, 1 to 5 July and the Goldschmidt Conference in Davos, Switzerland, 18 to 24 August where he presented a paper on computational petrology and pyroxene thermodynamics.

Mr W. Sun attended the Goldschmidt Conference (18-24 Sept. 2002) in Davos, Switzerland and presented a paper “Rhenium systematics in volcanic glasses and melt inclusions by laser ablation ICP-MS”. He also participated in “Highly Siderophile Element Workshop” (25-28, Sept. 2002) in Nancy, France and presented a paper “Rhenium Geochemistry: laser ablation ICP-MS results”. He attended several Chinese conferences in December 2001 in Hong Kong, Guanzhou, Xi’an and Beijing and gave talks on the Qinling Dabie orogenic belt.

Dr E. Tenthorey attended the AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 2002 where he presented the paper - Evolution of strength recovery and permeability during fluid-rock reaction in experimental fault zones.

Ms P. Treble attended the Goldschmidt 2002 Conference, Davos, Switzerland.

Dr P. Tregoning attended the European Geophysical Society meeting in Nice in April 2002. He spent 6 months at Geosciences Azur, Nice, working with seismologists on developing software for analysing slip distribution patterns of large earthquakes. He also presented a seminar at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris in June, titled “Geodetic Research at The Australian National University.”.

Ms J. Trotter attended the First International Palaeontological Congress at Macquarie University, Sydney, 6-10 July, 2002, where she presented a poster entitled “Conodont Geochemistry – in-situ chemical profiling of single conodont elements using LA-ICPMS”.

Dr I.S. Williams attended the 16th Australian Geological Convention, Adelaide, June 30–July 5, where he presented a paper on large-scale sediment transport along the coast of early Paleozoic Gondwana. He also attended Goldschmidt 2002, Davos, August 16–21, where he presented a paper on the response of zircon and monazite to high-grade metamorphism. In February he spent a week at the Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, experimenting with oxygen isotope analysis on the Cameca IMS1270.

Dr J.G. Wynn attended the following conferences: April 2002, Annual Science Meeting, Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Adelaide, South Australia; August 2002, Biogeochemistry of the Continental Carbon Cycle, Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting Program B2. Brisbane, Queensland; November 2002, Below Ground Carbon Accounting Workshop, Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra, ACT and December 2002, American Geophysical University Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Dr G. Yaxley attended the 16th Australian Geological Convention, held in Adelaide in July, where he presented a poster entitled “The Link Between Subduction and Carbonatites”. He also presented a talk entitled “A Melt Inclusion Study of Baffin Bay Picrites” at Goldschmidt 2002, held in Davos, Switzerland in August and a keynote talk entitled “The Petrological Behaviour of Eclogitic Heterogeneities in the Mantle” at the 4th International Workshop on Orogenic Lherzolites and Mantle Processes, held in Samani, Japan in September. At the Australian Diamond Conference, held in Perth during December, he held discussions with personnel from a number of Australian and international diamond exploration companies

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILIES

Dr C. Allen is a member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

Dr. V. Bennett became an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research. She was also co-editor of a special volume of Chemical Geology, “Highly Siderophile Elements in the Earth and Meteorites”.

Professor J. Chappell is a member of the editorial board of Quaternary Research.

Prof S.F. Cox continued as a member of the editorial advisory boards of Journal of Structural Geology, and Geofluids

Dr D. Fabel was guest editor of the article “Inceptions: mechanisms, patterns and timing of ice sheet inception” in Quaternary International, 95-96, pp. 137.

Professor R. Grün is Editor of Quaternary Geochronology (Quaternary Science Reviews), associate editor of the Journal of human Evolution, member of the Editorial Boards of Quaternary International and Radiation Measurements, and Member of reviewers' panel of Ancient TL. He is also a standing member of the scientific committee and editor of the proceedings of the International Conferences on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating. The next conference in this series will be held in Cologne in July 2005.

Professor T.M. Harrison is an associate editor of Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta and serves on the editorial board for Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Dr I. Jackson continued to serve as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the journals Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors.

Professor B.L.N. Kennett is an associate editor for Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors and Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Professor Kurt Lambeck is an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Quaternary Science Reviews and for Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Dr Jean Braun is Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research of the American Geophysical Union.

Professor M.T. McCulloch is a member of the editorial board of Quaternary Geochronology (Quaternary Science Reviews) and a council member of the International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry.

Dr A.P. Nutman is a member of the editorial board of Precambrian Research.

Dr. Sambridge continued to serve on the editorial board of Geophysical Journal International. He handles papers through the Pacific Region Office.

Outreach and Workshops

Mr J.P. Bernal gave the following presentations: “Aplicación de LA-ICP-MS a la geoquímica y geocronología de procesos de intemperismo”, Instituto de Geología, Universityversityersidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 3rd September 2002; “Geoquímica de procesos de intemperismo”, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, 4th September 2002; “U-series analysis of weathering minerals by LA-MC-ICP-MS: A new tool for weathering geochronology?”, 23rd October 2002, Geoscience Australia, CRC-LEME Bimonthly Seminar and CRC-LEME Weathering Geochronology Workshop, 20th November 2002, Australian National University.

Dr A. Berry was an invited speaker at the workshop "The Australian Synchroton: New Opportunities for Soil and Environmental Science", Melbourne, 3 to 4 October.

Dr J. Braun taught Geophysics to Year 10 students at Telopea Park School for 3 weeks in October 2002. He has also organized several visits by secondary students of Telopea Park School to RSES, and organized the visit to RSES by secondary students from various parts of the country taking part in the Siemens Science Experience in October 2002.

Professor J. Chappell was involved in "Factor of Ten — A Future Worth Having", a major ANU environmental event held through October. His personal contributions included a public lecture "The burning bush - a short environmental history of humans", two floor talks at the Art School gallery, and a sculpture on the theme of water stress in Australia. Professor J. Chappell also gave seminars at a number of institutions in the United States, including University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Barbara and Dartmouth University, New Hampshire.

Professor S.F. Cox joined with Professor Rick Sibson (University of Otago) in presenting a two day course on structural controls on faulting, fracturing and fluid flow in ore systems for the University of Western Australia and the Geological Survey of Western Australia in September.

Professor S.F. Cox presented a seminar to geological staff at AurionGold in Kalgoorlie in October.

Professor S.F. Cox is a member of the committee of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies which oversees Year 11/12 curricula in Earth Sciences.

Dr S. Eggins gave the following presentations during 2002: Primary magma and melt inclusion compositions in SW Pacific island arcs at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 9th October 2002; In-situ U-series analysis and dating by LA-ICPMS at the University of Maryland, 8th October 2002 and Compositional Profiling using Laser ablation ICPMS: application to environmental materials at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, 16th October 2002.

Professor Kurt Lambeck conducted a short course to graduate students at the University of Stockholm.

Dr J. Mavrogenes attended the workshop "The Australian Synchroton: New Opportunities for Soil and Environmental Science", Melbourne, 3 to 4 October.

Dr W. Müller featured in The Bulletin, Australia’s weekly political magazine: 26. 6. 2002, p.32-33: Cheryl Jones: Ice breakers – the secret life of Ötzi the Iceman is being revealed thanks to the efforts of an Australian scientist.

Dr M. Norman conducted presentations to National Youth Science Forum visitors to RSES

Dr H.StC. O'Neill attended the Neutron Scattering workshop from 12 to 13 December at Lucas Heights. He also visited the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), Tsukuba, Japan from 27 October to 5 November to undertake XANES spectroscopy experiments.

Dr I.S. Williams completed the CPAS graduate course in scientific communication.

Dr G. Yaxley liaised on the School’s behalf with website design consultants to progress an upgrade of the School web-site. He also attended a half-day seminar on supervision of graduate students held at ANU in May.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

Dr J. Braun has taught an Honours course while Invited Professor at the Universite Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, in late 2002.

Professor J. Chappell gave 3 lectures and associated laboratory classes at the Department of Geology, The Faculties. He also gave a 2-day short course on radiocarbon dating at the Centre for Archaeologic Research.

Professor Cox as part of his joint appointment at RSES and the Department of Geology (The Faculties), taught the one semester GEOL 3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics course, half of GEOL 2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology and part of the GEOL3001 Field Geology courses in the Geology Department.

Professor R.W. Griffiths was lecturer for half of a third year unit (Physics 3034: Physics of Fluid Flows) within the undergraduate physics curriculum. He and Dr G. O. Hughes also supervised a short research project of a student taking the third year course Research Projects in Physics.

Professor R. Grün gave a lecture series on topics of Quaternary geochronology to students of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Faculties.

Professor Harrison taught the geological time portion of Earth Science (GEOL 1002) in the Department of Geology, ANU. He also taught a graduate course, Geochemical Kinetics (ESS 210) while on leave at UCLA and guest lectured in the course Deformation and Metamorphism of the Crust (ESC3201) in the School of Geosciences, Monash University.

Professor B.L.N Kennett - Honours Course 2002 (18 lectures):

Seismology and the Earth's Interior (for Physics and Geology students).

Dr J. Mavrogenes taught the third year Economic Geology course and first year Earth Science course in the Geology Department, Australian National University.

Dr W. Müller was invited lecturer at the Summer School “Ore minerals and metallurgical techniques between Past and Present”, Auronzo, Italy, June 2002.

Dr B. Pillans gave lectures in regolith geology courses in Geology Department, ANU and School of Applied Science, University of Canberra.

Mr N.G. Ware taught the Microanalysis component of the 2002 workshop series conducted by the Australian National University Electron Microscope Unit. He also gave a master class on X-ray microanalysis at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society Conference held in Canberra in May.

Dr Williams assisted several students with SHRIMP analyses, including Ms H. Degeling and Mrs L. Bean, PhD and Honours students respectively from the ANU Geology Department, Ms A. Storkey, PhD student from La Trobe University, and Mr R. Kemp, PhD student from Melbourne University.

Other Matters

Dr I.H. Campbell is a member of the Commission for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis, a subcommission of the International Union of Geological Sciences. He is also a councillor of the International Mineralogical Association and has recently been appointed co-leader of the Commission for Large Igneous Provinces (LIP).

Professor S.F. Cox was a member of the external review committee which reviewed the Monash University School of Geoscience in October.

Dr D. Fabel was a consultant on setting up a quartz separation facility for cosmogenic isotope analysis at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. He was also a consultant on setting up a Be and Al extraction laboratory at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr J.D. Fitz Gerald continues to serve on the advisory board of Physics and Chemistry of Minerals.

Dr J.D. Fitz Gerald continues on the advisory committee for the ANU’s Centre for Science and Engineering of Materials

Professor R. W. Griffiths served as a member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Complex Systems, ANU. He was also a member of the Sir Frederick White Prize Committee, Australian Academy of Science, a member of the Academy's Section Committee 4 (Earth Sciences), and a member of the Fellows Committee, VGP Section, American Geophysical Union.

Dr T.R. Ireland is a Senior Fellow at Canterbury University, New Zealand. He was also elected to the Council of the Meteoritical Society.

Mr A. Lyman joined the GFD Group in July as a PhD scholar, after completing his MSc at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

Professor I. McDougall participated in an expedition to the Kibish area, southern Ethiopia, in January-February, 2002, in relation to further exploration of this area for youthful hominid fossils, the predecessors of modern humans. His role was mainly to explore the area for volcanic deposits in order to collect material for isotopic dating by the 40Ar/39Ar method. The work is being supported by the US National Science Foundation through a grant to Dr. J. Fleagle, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.

Dr C. Mériaux Departed

Dr Nick Rawlinson acted as Secretary of ACT branch of Society of Exploration Geophysics.

Software development for Infrasound processing for CTBTO, Vienna (US$100K).

Co-investigators Dr D.J. Brown and Professor. B.L.N. Kennett with support from Dr C. Tarlowski.

Dr I.S. Williams was convener of the RSES Thursday seminar series for 2002.