Mineral Physics Committee Chairman's Report



I take on the chairmanship of a committee that has had a solid record of accomplishment during the last 2 years under the vigorous leadership of Bill Bassett of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. A major reassessment of the progress and research opportunities for mineral physics was made by the committee in the 1989 report, Frontiers in Mineral Physics. The report resulted from a 1988 workshop convened by Tom Ahrens of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Copies may be obtained by writing to the Customer Service Department of AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 or by calling 800-966-AGU1.