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October 2003
vol. 48, no. 10

FEATURES

16 Assessing Iraq's Oil Potential

Iraq's oil reserves are the second largest in the world. But new investments and deployment of modern technology are necessary to help the country reach its potential.
Mohammad Al-Gailani

22 Water, Agriculture and Land Cover: Lessons for the Postwar Era
Water conflicts in the Middle East threaten to further endanger Iraq's water resources, which suffered from the past regime’s policies and technology challenges.
Mohamed Sultan et al.

25 Iraq's Marshes Renewed
Geoscientists are pitching in to help restore Iraq's historic marshland area, now dramatically reduced because of water management practices in the region.
Naomi Lubick



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Reconstructing Afghanistan: Nation Building or Nation Failure?

As the Coalition forces begin reconstructing Iraq, Afghanistan continues to undergo its own rebuilding process. Whether the country continues to fail or rises to succeed may depend on U.S. efforts to help develop Afghanistan’s vast natural resources.
John F. Shroder Jr.

6 NEWS NOTES
Mine reclamation threatens tracksite * Fracas over Kansas pancake flap * New model for glacial erosion * Ancient glaciers near L.A. * Observing Earth * Water clues from martian carbonates

12 POLITICAL SCENE
Endowing the AGI Congressional Fellowship
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation launch the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship endowment.
David Applegate

13 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Fossils for Teens

A student shares his experiences at the Webb Schools, which holds the only large paleontology museum in the world located on a high school campus.
Michael Glavan

32 GEOPHENOMENA
New addition to the Aleutian family * Yellowstone geysers heat up * First dead zone forecast

34 TECHNOLOGY
Earthquake warning tools
Advanced seismic networks and new earthquake simulation tools are taking seismologists closer than ever to meeting the goal of quake early warning.
Josh Chamot

38 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Conflict over Peru's pipeline * Oil found on British farm * Mineral Resource of the Month: Perlite

56 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Searching for The Map
Take a whirlwind tour through London's streets and phone lines in pursuit of William Smith's famous 1815 geologic map of Britain.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

 2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
30 Where on Earth?

36 Profiles:
David Krause
37 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
40 Geomedia:
Krakatoa * Revisiting The Core
44 GeoMarketplace

46 Classified Ads:
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47 Contributors Page

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