Carolina Geological Society
2018 Annual Meeting and Field Trip
Old Wine in New Bottles
Active tectonics and landslides in an ancient orogen
This trip examines the construction of the geospatial legacy of the August 13-14, 1940 tropical cyclone in Watauga County: impacts of the storm as seen on the current landscape – lessons from the past for the future. Landslide hazard mapping in Watauga County identified over 2,100 landslides, mainly debris, flows, that were triggered by rainfall from a tropical cyclone that passed over the area during August 13-14, 1940.
Headquarters: Boone, NC
Dates: October 5-7, 2018
Hotel: LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 165 Highway 105 Extension, Boone, NC 28607.