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The 1990 Pacific Northwest regional AGU meeting held September 13–14 at the University of Washington, Seattle, was attended by more than 80 people; 24 papers and 17 posters were presented. About 25 people participated in a field trip to look at debris flow processes, deposits and hazards at Mount Ranier, organized by Patrick Pringle of the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology. Published copies of the field trip guide will be available in 1991 from the Washington State DNR.

Also featured at the meeting was an interdisciplinary study by the Geology, Forest Resources and Engineering departments of the University of Washington, “Characterization and Modeling of a Hollow in the Cascades With Respect to Slope Stability.” Slope stability is an important topic in the Pacific Northwest because of its rugged topography and the economic importance of both forestry and fisheries.