GSA Penrose Conference – The Role of Outburst Floods in Earth and Planetary Evolution

We are pleased to announce a GSA Penrose Conference, โ€œThe Role of Outburst Floods in Earth and Planetary Evolution,โ€ which will take place from June 5-9, 2023, at Camp Delany, Coulee City, Washington, situated at the foot of the spectacular flood-carved Dry Falls in Grand Coulee.

This conference will encompass the range of outburst flood science, focused on four key themes: (1) Channeled Scabland and the Missoula Floods; (2) the universal occurrence of outburst floods on Earth and other planets; (3) the mechanics of outburst flood processes; and (4) broader Earth system and societal implications of outburst floods. The conference will review past work, address the current state of research, and help chart the future of outburst flood science through presentations, discussions, and multiple field trips. The timing fittingly coincides with the 100th anniversary of J Harlen Bretzโ€™s first publication on the Channeled Scabland.

Registration is limited to 75 participants. Applications open on October 17, 2022, and are due on January 27, 2023. All pertinent information can be found on this site: Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Thanks, and we hope to see you at Camp Delany!

Tim Goudge (UT Austin), Isaac Larsen (UMass Amherst), Jim Oโ€™Connor (USGS), and Greta Wells (U. Iceland)