Long Island Geologists Conference on

"Geology of Long Island

and Metropolitan New York"

Saturday April 19, 1997

Earth and Space Sciences Building SUNY Stony Brook

Major goals of the conference are to inform participants of ongoing research, to promote further research and collaboration among researchers, to define important areas where research is needed, and to encourage further research on Long Island and in Metropolitan New York.

Companies, agencies, schools, universities and colleges are encouraged to display promotional or informational material at the conference.     

If you have any photographs relating to the geology of Long Island or Metropolitan New York that are particularly attractive, we will be happy to display them also.   

There will be a $50 prize for the best photo.     





8:30 a.m.     

Pick up registration materials      
View Posters      

9:00 a.m.     

Introductory remarks      

G.N. Hanson     

SUNY Stony Brook      

9:10 a.m.     

The potential for U-Pb dating of coprolites, Hartford Basin, Connecticut 

M.L. Becker,      
G.N. Hanson      

SUNY Stony Brook     

9:30 a.m.     

Glaciation of western Long Island

L. Sirkin     


9:50 a.m.     

Pleistocene multi-glacier hypothesis supported by newly exposed glacial sediments, South Twin Island, The Bronx, NY  

J.E. Sanders      
C. Mergurian     
J. Levine      
P. Carter      


10:10 a.m.     

In-situ classification of Port Jefferson Harbor sediments using dynamic probe penetrometer

H. Bittner      
R. Flood      
R. Stoll    

SUNY Stony Brook     


10:30 a.m.     

Coffee Break      
View Posters      

11:00 a.m.     

Sediment bypassing at tidal Inlets

F. Buonaiuto, Jr      
D.C. Conley      

SUNY Stony Brook     

11:20 a.m.     

Some considerations regarding the possible geologic origins of the Peconic River Headwaters

S.E. Englebright     

SUNY Stony Brook      

11:40 a.m.     

Dendrochronology and geochemistry of trees on Long Island, NY

S.A. Lawrence      
G.N. Hanson      

SUNY Stony Brook     

12:00 noon     

View Posters      

1:00 p.m.     

A geochemical study of the effects of land use on nitrate contamination in the Long Island aquifer system

P. Bleifuss      
G.N. Hanson     
M.A.A. Schoonen      

SUNY Stony Brook     

1:20 p.m.     

Effects of anisotropy on a US3D finite element groundwater model  

A.C. Bennett     

SUNY Stony Brook    

1:40 p.m.     

Development and evaluation of an ultrasonic groundwater seepage meter

R.J. Paulsen      
C.F. Smith      
T-f. Wong      

Suffolk Dept. Health      
Cornell Coop. Ext.     
SUNY Stony Brook      

2:00 p.m.     

Coffee Break     
View Posters      

2:20 p.m.     

Side-scan sonar studies of clam distribution patterns in Great South Bay      

R. Flood     

SUNY Stony Brook      

2:50 p.m.   

Ventifacts as indicators of localized long-term wind currents

T.A. Stock     

Nassau Boces      

3:10 p.m.     

Horizontal and vertical transport of solutes in the bioturbated zone of Long Island Sound

S.M. Dunn      
R.C. Aller      

SUNY Stony Brook     

3:30 p.m.     

Sources of lead and selected other heavy metals in Williamsburg soils, Brooklyn, New York 

N.H. Amaach      
W.H. Harris      

Brooklyn College     

4:00 p.m.     

Lab Tours      
View Posters      

4:00 p.m.     

Discussion on status of licensing geologists in New York State      

Wm. Kelly     

NY State Council of Professional Geologists      

5:00 p.m.     

End of Conference      


The World Wide Web as a resource for Earth science education

G.A. Richard     

SUNY Stony Brook      


Glaciofluvial and glaciotectonic structures in Manorville, Long Island

J.A. Keller      
W.J. Meyers      

SUNY Stony Brook     


Recent results from an ongoing study of the sedimentological and paleontological characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation, Central New Jersey coastal plain  

J.B. Bennington      
R. Vincenti      



Flow-through analog groundwater models: Lesson plans and activities for teachers 

J.A. Keller     

SUNY Stony Brook      


Groundwater investigations in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, New York

A.I. Benimoff     

College of Staten Island      


Soil Analysis of a slope in the Long Island Pine Barrens   

A. Adler      
E. Rosofsky      
I. Wong     
D.K. McDaniel      

Ward Melville H.S.      

SUNY StonyBrook      


Acoustic identification of ship-derived debris beneath shipping lanes: examples from Lake Ontario

V.L. Ferrini      
R.D. Flood      

SUNY Stony Brook      


Glaciotectonic origin of terrain, Hither Hills, Long Island: A preliminary study 

M. Bernard      
D. Davis      
S. Haq      
D. Mutter    

SUNY Stony Brook     


Surface water/sediment and fishery survey 

F.P. Castellano 
L. Santoro   

P.W. Grosser Consulting     

Abstract Only      

The Montauk Peninsula: Data and preliminary interpretations of the Ditch Plains area 

J.A. Black      
R.S. Welch      

Suffolk Community College      

Abstract only   

Expediting site closure with the fate and transport models BioTrans and SpillCAD

D.T. Jacobs     
A. Tuomey    

Miller Environmental   

If you are not familiar with the Stony Brook Campus, enter via the north entrance to the campus on Nicolls Road (county highway 97) immediately south of state highway 25A. After entering the campus, at the top of the small hill, turn right on North Loop Road. Proceed about 1 mile. Turn left on to Center Drive. Proceed about 50 yards then turn right into the large paved parking lot. The Earth and Space Sciences building is the large, gray concrete building at the northeast end of the parking lot.    

Registration is $20.00 including lunch and abstracts. Registration required by Tuesday, April 15, 1997. Register by sending a check made out to Long Island Geologists.     

Registrations received after April 15 and on the day of the conference will be charged $25.00.   
We cannot guarantee that a lunch will be available for those who do not pre-register

Long Island Geologists

Department of Earth and Space Sciences


Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100

Phone: 516 632 8535; Fax: 516 632 8240, e-mail:

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