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Program for the
22nd Conference on
"Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York"

Saturday April 11, 2015

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 04/13/2015

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

Introduction G.N. Hanson Stony Brook University

9:15 AM

The New York State Master Teacher Program: Experiences, Goals and Future Directions in Earth Science Teaching S. Burns
O. Crnosija
C. Hantz
Connetquot HS
Smithtown HS West
Mount Sinai HS

9:30 AM

Structural Geology and Metamorphism of the World Trade Center Site C. Merguerian
C. Moss
Duke Labs/Hofstra Univ.
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

9:45 AM

Boulders and the 2 Till Problem on Long Island

H.C. Mills



10:00 AM

The Problem Posed by New York’s “20-Foot Clay”:  Which is Wrong – Published Dates, Presumed Glacial Events, or Strata Origins?

C. Moss

Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers


10:15 AM

The Morphology and Stratigraphy of the Jericho Moraine, Nassau County, NY

H.C. Mills


10:30 AM

Long Island's Carolina Bays and the Younger Dryas Impact Event
Research Report

S. Tvelia

Suffolk Community College

10:45 AM

Grain size analysis and soil stratigraphy across Suffolk County: Proxy for classification of sediment as a diamict K. Dominguez Stony Brook University


11:00 AM

 Break  Coffee, Tea and Light Lunch     

11:30 AM

Report on Water Level Monitoring in the Vicinity of the Brookhaven Landfill, 2014
D. Tonjes Stony Brook University

11:45 AM

Dunes, Bluffs and Peneplains on New York's Ocean Coast

H. Huang Stony Brook University


12: 00 PM

The Environmental History of North Cinder Island Marsh in the Town of Hempstead, New York. V. Fernandes
E.C. Farmer
J. Browne
D. Peteet
J. Mayo
Hofstra University

12:15 PM

Trace metal trends in sediment cores and foraminifera tests from the Crab Meadow marsh, Northport, NY D. Ferraiolo
J.B. Bennington
B. Senzer
Hofstra University
Hofstra University
Syosett HS

12:30 PM

Pore Water Radionuclide Variability in Smithtown Bay - Implications for Submarine Groundwater Discharge

J. Tamborski

Stony Brook University


12:45 PM

Multi-Model Validation Assessment of Groundwater Flow Simulation Models Using Area Metric Approach

O. Aphale
D.J. Tonjes

Stony Brook University


1:00 PM

Delineation of Fractures, Foliation, and Groundwater of the Bedrock at a Geothermal Feasibility Site on Roosevelt Island, New York County, New York F. Stumm 
A. Chu
M. Como 
M.L. Noll
P.K. Joesten
USGS Coram

1:15 PM

The effect of road salt on soil pH  L. Gil
A. King
C. Cobo
S. Tang
GeoPREP program
Stony Brook University
Abstract Only Long Island Subglacial Drainage Patterns Reveal the Direction of Glacial Flow

W. Pacholik

Central Islip HS

Poster Time Trends of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent with Sources from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities and Hospitals K. Colella Stony Brook University


1:45 PM Demonstration of Ground Penetrating Radar. Meet in Lecture Hall. The demonstration is just outside the building.  G. Piccione  

1:45 PM

Demonstration of MasterSizer grain-size analyzer in room ESS 323 M. Donnelly
2:15 PM Demonstration of Ground Penetrating Radar. The demonstration is just outside the building.  G. Piccione  

2:15 PM

Demonstration of MasterSizer grain-size analyzer in room ESS 323 M. Donnelly



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