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Geology Club Seminar Series

Seminars in 2010

Seminars in 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Comparison of Long Paleoseismic Records of Earthquakes on the San Jacinto and San Andreas Faults versus the North Anatolian Fault: A View into Complex Versus Simple Fault Systems
Tom Rockwell, professor of geological sciences, San Diego State University
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Visualizing and Animating the Earth: Plate Tectonics, Ice Ages, and Other Geo-tales
Tanya Atwater, professor of Earth science, emeritus, UC Santa Barbara
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 254
New Perspectives on Subduction Zone Fluids
Craig Manning, professor of geology and geochemistry, UCLA
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Uplift and Exhumation along the Arun River (Eastern Nepal): Implications for the Mechanism of Uplift of the High Himalaya and the Coupling between Erosion and Tectonics
Itai Haviv, postdoctoral scholar in geology, Caltech
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Reading River-flood Dynamics from Offshore Deposits
Michael Lamb, assistant professor of geology, Caltech
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Can megathrust-type earthquakes happen in the NW Himalaya?
Doug Yule, associate professor of geological sciences, California State University, Northridge
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Fluorine in the Earth: Where Is It and What Can It Tell Us?
Richard Hervig, professor of chemistry, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Chengjiang Drilling Project: Evidence for the Mechanism of Burgess Shale-type Fossil Preservation
Robert Gaines, assistant professor of geology, Pomona College
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Naturally Constrained Profiles of the Strength of the Middle Crust Near the Brittle-Ductile Transition
Whitney Behr, graduate student in Earth sciences, USC
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Tracing Desert Sand Over Tens to Millions of Years
Pieter Vermeesch, academic fellow in Earth sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Geomorphic and Stratigraphic Records of Climate Change in Wind-blown Dune Deposits in the North Polar Region of Mars
Ryan Ewing, postdoctoral scholar in geology and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Ten Years in the Life of a Siliceous Stromatolite from a Yellowstone Hot Spring
Will Berelson, professor of Earth sciences, USC
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Silica Coatings in the Ka'u Desert, Hawai'i, and Implications for Mars (S. Chemtob); FISH-NanoSIMS Analysis of Nitrogen Utilization in Methane Consuming Deep-Sea Microbes (A. Dekas)
Anne Dekas, graduate student in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
Anne Dekas, graduate student in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Isotope Separation by Diffusion in Geological Liquids
James Watkins, graduate student in Earth and planetary sciences, UC Berkeley
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Quaternary Shortening Rates across the Main Frontal Thrust Zone, Eastern Himalaya
Paul Burgess, graduate student in Earth and space sciences, UCLA
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Microbial Mat-Environment Interactions in Lake Joyce, Antarctica, and Implications for Archean Microbialites
Dawn Sumner, professor of geology, UC Davis
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Apatite: Great mineral? Or the greatest mineral?
Jeremy Boyce, visitor in geochemistry, Caltech
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Oxygen isotope compositions of mineral separates from SNC meteorites: Constraints on SNC parental magmas (M. Channon); The temperature and pressure dependence of Ni partitioning between olivine and silicate melt (A. Matzen)
Melanie Channon, graduate student in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
Melanie Channon, graduate student in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Fault System Behavior of the Eastern California Shear Zone: Unsteady Loading Rates and Clustered Earthquakes
Michael Oskin, assistant professor of geology, UC Davis
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Cap Carbonates: Tales from the Last Snowball Earth and Its Termination
Paul F. Hoffman, professor of geology, emeritus, Harvard University
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Power Laws in Biology: A Tool for the Earth Sciences
Chris Kempes, graduate student, Deptartment of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Theoretical Basis for Invigoration of Deep Convective Clouds Due to Increased Aerosol Concentrations; Investigating dissolved iron and particle interactions in seawater with laboratory experiments
Anna Beck, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
Anna Beck, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sediment Yield and Spatial Characteristics of Active Earthflows, Eel River, California
Ben Mackey, postdoctoral scholar in geology and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Storm Dominated Carbonates and Sea-water Sabkhas, Unconventional Modern Analogs from Oman
Peter Homewood, Totale
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
A Journey across the Periodic Table in Search of Understanding Rates of Earth Surface Processes
Joshua West, professor of Earth sciences, USC
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Ecological and Evolutionary Insights from the Study of Fossil Plants
Jon Wilson, O.K. Earl Postdoctoral Scholar in Geology, Caltech
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Early Precambrian Whiffs of Oxygen as Metasomatic Artifacts
Tim Raub, postdoctoral scholar in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Towards Understanding the Biological Function of Hopanoids
David Doughty, postdoctoral scholar in biology, Caltech
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Morphodynamics of Supraglacial Streams
Leif Karlstrom, graduate student in Earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley
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