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Fall 2012-2013

Fall 2012-2013

Monday, October 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Mantle seismic structure beneath EarthScope's USArray, new insights into multi-scale convection and the origin of the Yellowstone hotspot
Brandon Schmandt, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Geology of the Earthquake Source: Insights from exhumed heterogeneous fault zones on the spectrum of active fault slip styles
Ake Fagereng, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Erosion in the Himalaya
Bernard Hallet, University of Washington
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Friday, October 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Heterogeneities in geology, fluid pressure, and fault slip style along subduction thrust interfaces
Ake Fagereng, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Monday, October 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Can we see earthquakes before they happen?
Brendan Meade, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Hot on the Trail of Warm Planets Orbiting Cool M Dwarfs
John Johnson, Astronomy Department, Caltech
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Neogene Zagros Foreland Basin
Mortaza Pirouz, University of Geneve, Switzerland
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Microscale X-ray Imaging Applications of Synchrotron Radiation: Peering into the Earth with X-ray Vision
Samuel Webb, Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Stanford University
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Birds of Another Color: Using Accelerators to Look at Fossil Pigmentation
Samuel Webb, Stanford Synchotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
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Friday, October 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
The Clark County Parcel Map and Effects on Earthquake Ground Motions in Las Vegas Valley
John Louie, University of Nevada, Reno
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Monday, October 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Magmatic volatile reservoirs on the Moon as inferred from apatite
Francis McCubbin, Senior Research Scientist 3, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Neogene Mountain Building in the European Alps
Christoph von Hagkn
 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The plumbing of ice sheets
Ian Hewitt, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of British Columbia
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
A comparison of benthic and pelagic ecology during the Early Triassic recover from the end-Permian mass extinction
Carlie Pietsch, USC
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Friday, October 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Draining the Oceans: New Marine Gravity and Bathymetry from Cryosat, Envisat, and Jason-1 Altimetry
David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Methodology for reconstructing wind direction, wind speed and duration of wind events from aeolian dune deposits
Gary Kocurek, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Exploring Interstellar Chemical Inventories Using cm-Wave Observations at the Green Bank Telescope (Brett McGuire), The Available Potential Energy of World Ocean (Zhan su)
 
Zhan Su, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
North African dust emissions over the last 20,000 years: Estimating the abruptness, magnitude and climate impacts of past changes
David McGee, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Megafloods in the English Channel: the birth of island Britain
Sanjeev Gupta, Professor, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
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Monday, October 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Radon and the tracing of geological fluids
Frederic Perrier, Professor, University of Paris Diderot, IPGP
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Titan's Upper Atmosphere: Observations by Cassini UVIS (Joshua Kammer); Aerosols in the Atmosphere of Venus (Peter Gao)
Peter Gao, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Peter Gao, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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4:30 pm - 
7:00 pm
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Jordi Puig-Suari, Professor, Professor of PolySat & CubeSat Programs, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Terrestrial Ecosystem Science at JPL: Global Carbon, Water, and Nutrients Cycling Impacts To and From Climate
Joshua Fisher, Scientist, Water & Carbon Cycles Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Molecular clocks and the Cambrian-Explosion: What have we learned?
Bruce Runnegar, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
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Monday, November 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Planets of 1-4 Earth-Radii: Masses, Radii, and Densities
Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Spitzer Surveys of Super-Earth Transits and Sub-Saturn to Super-Jupiter Secondary Eclipses (Josh Kammer); Warm Inner Disks in the Infrared: Synthetically Removing Atmospheric Absorption for Greater Sensitivity (Masha Kleshcheva)
Masha Kleshcheva, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Masha Kleshcheva, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
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5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Suzanne Smrekar, Principal Research Scientist, JPL
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Direct Detection of Exoplanets With High-Resolution Near-IR Spectroscopy (Alex Lockwood); Mapping Volatiles in Protoplanetary Disk (Ke Zhang)
Ke Zhang, Graduate Student, Astronomy Department, Caltech
Ke Zhang, Graduate Student, Astronomy Department, Caltech
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Photochemical signatures in rocks
James Lyons, Associate Researcher, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Alexis Pasulka, Ph.D. Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Friday, November 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
Kate Scharer, USGS
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Monday, November 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Formation and Evolution of Early Planetary Crusts: Magma Ocean Constraints
Carle Pieters, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
 
Miki Nakajima, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Origin of Orbital Obliquity and Near-Resonances in Hot Exoplanetary Systems
Konstantin Batygin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Climate battles between hemispheres during and since the ice age: Palaeoclimate insights from the record of Earth's mountain glaciers and drylands
Aaron Putnam, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Geochemistry, Columbia University
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
1:15 pm - 
2:15 pm
South Mudd 365
Dynamics of Earth's Hadley circulation
Xavier Levine, Graduate Student, Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The surprising effects of Ferric iron on MgSiO3 perovskite in earth's lower mantle
Daniel Hummer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sean Long, Research Assistant Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno
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Friday, November 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
Heidi Houston, University of Washington
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Monday, November 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Ice cores, trapped atmosphere, and climate change
Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, Professor of Geosciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Characterization of Exoplanet Atmospheres from Their Spectra: Trends in Chemistry (Michael Line); A search for main-belt comets in the Palomar Transient Factory survey (Adam Waszczak)
Adam Waszczak, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Adam Waszczak, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Triggered convection, gravity waves, and the MJO: Towards a 3D Model (Da Yang); Meandering and the landscape record of river vertical incision (Ajay Limaye)
Ajay Limaye, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Ajay Limaye, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Iron driven anaerobic methane oxidation in lake sediments
Orit Sivan, Visiting Associate in Geobiology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
John Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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