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Program for the
21st Conference on
"Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York"

Saturday April 12, 2014

Presentations are in the Lecture Hall (ESS 001) in the  Earth and Space Sciences Building,
Stony Brook University

The conference will begin at 9:00 AM and is FREE.

Speakers please note: All presentations will be in Power Point. 
Please bring your presentation on a flash drive or a CD. 
You may not use your laptop.

No need to register. Just show up.

Teachers and professionals may receive contact hours towards professional development.
You can attend for any number of hours.

Everyone is welcome. Especially students.

Titles and Abstracts as of 05/20/2014

Each presentation will be 15 minutes.

There is an e-mail link to the author(s). The link on the title goes to the abstract on the web.

Directions to Stony Brook University and the Earth and Space Sciences Building
To Long Island Geologists Web Page

Companies, agencies, schools, universities and colleges are encouraged to display promotional or informational material at the conference at no cost.
There is an e-mail link to the author(s). The link on the title goes to the abstract on the web.





9:00 AM


G.N. Hanson

Stony Brook University

9:15 AM

Ice flow in the Vicinity of the Manetto Hills, Dix Hills and Half Hollow Hills in Central Long Island, NY

H.C. Mills


9:30 AM

Direction of the ice flow through Long Island during maximum extension of Laurentide Ice Sheet

W. Pacholik

Central Islip HS

9:45 AM

Abstract Long Island's Kettle Chains and their Correlation to Ancient Meltwater Channels
Link to  Complete Report

S. Tvelia

Suffolk Community College

10:00 AM

Possible Glaciotectonic Source for Coarse Outwash, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

H.C. Mills


10:15 AM

Aspects of LGM Deglaciation in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, NY

C. Moss

Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

10:30 AM

Grain-size Modes in Long Island Sands and Silts may be Inherited from Grain-size Modes in Bedrock

C. Melrose
G.N. Hanson

Stony Brook University

10:45 AM

Grain Size as a Proxy of Depositional Environment through Assessment of Sediment Cores from Kismet, Fire Island, New York

M. Sperazza

Stony Brook University

11:00 AM

Break with light lunch provided



11:30 AM

The Change in Soil Acidity on the North Shore of Long Island, New York: Using Depth as a Window into the Past

E. Durcan
M. Condzal

Smithtown West HS

11:45 AM

The variable water table, Suffolk County, New York

D.J. Tonjes
O. Aphale

Stony Brook University

12: 00 PM

Hydrogeology of Staten Island, New York

S. Rosenberg

Stony Brook University

12:15 PM

Trends in Nitrate Concentrations in Public Water-Supply Wells, Suffolk County, New York, 1982-2008

I. Fisher
P.J. Phillips

USGS Coram

12:30 PM

Seasonal Variability of Submarine Groundwater Discharge along the North Shore of Long Island resolved using RN-222

J. Tamborski

Stony Brook University

12:45 PM

The Geochemistry of Vanadium within the Subterranean Estuary of Stony Brook Harbor, NY

M.T. Thorpe
C. Young

Stony Brook University

1:00 PM

Freshwater/Seawater Interface Dynamics in the Intertidal Zone at West Neck Bay, Shelter Island, NY

J. Durand
T-F Wong

Stony Brook University

1:15 PM

Did Superstorm Sandy Accelerate the Inevitable Needed Modification and Upgrades of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant?

R.L. Swanson 
K. Willig 
R.E. Wilson
C. Gobler 
B. Brownawell

Stony Brook University

1:30 PM

End of Conference



1:30 PM

Tour of new Isotope Lab in room ESS 317 

N.G. Hemming


1:30 PM 

Demonstration of MasterSizer grain-size analyzer in room ESS 323

C.A. Melrose


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