FT2008 convened in Anchorage Alaska in September 2008. The mid-meeting field trip was to the Kenai Peninsula. Forty participants went on a pre-meeting trip to Denali National Park, shown here (Photo: Denali, JI Garver).

 A. Gleadow explains how automated track counting works (Photo: JI Garver).

R. Ketcham and E. Enkelmann, on the mid-week field trip to the Kenai Peninsula (Photo: Exit Glacier, JI Garver).

The conferece photo, downtown Anchorage, 19 September 2008 (Photo: , MR Montario). (click photo for high resolution - and HERE for very high resolution - 4 MB)






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FT2008 convened in Anchorage from 12-19 September. The meeting had 140 participants, and involved 50 oral presentations and 70 poster presentations. Below are key links related to the meeting, publications, and other information.

Photos from the Meeting are Here.

The Extended Abstract Volume can be ordered online for $50 USD. It is also available as a free download.

The 11th International Conference on thermochronometry was held from 15-19 September 2008 in Anchorage, Alaska. The venue was The Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage.

This meeting focussed on the theory and application of fission track, helium, and argon dating. The following broad areas were the scientific focus of the meeting:

1) New analytical developments in helium dating and fission-track analysis
2) Thermochronology of orogenic belts
3) Detrital thermochronology, provenance, and basin analysis
4) Thermochronology of sedimentary basins
5) Kinetics and thermal modeling
6) The thermotectonic framework of Alaska and adjacent areas.

The meeting also included sessions for the the IGCP workshop "Low-temperature thermochronology: applications and inter-laboratory calibration"

Autumn colors, Broad Pass (JI Garver).

C. Doranti enjoys the boat tour on Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsual (JI Garver).

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