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Winter 2009-2010

Winter 2009-2010

Monday, January 4, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Volcanoes to Plutons; New Methods for Interpreting High-Precision U-Pb geochronology
Blair Schoene, assistant professor of geosciences, Princeton University
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Formation of Jets and Equatorial Superrotation on Giant Planets
Junjun Liu, researcher in planetary sciences, Caltech
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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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Friday, January 8, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Simulated Deformations of Seattle High-Rise Buildings from a Hypothetical Giant Cascadian Earthquake
Tom Heaton, professor of engineering seismology, Caltech
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Monday, January 11, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Climate and Landscapes
David Battisti, professor of atmospheric sciences, University of Washington
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Opportunity and HiRISE Observations of Craters, Ripples and Rocks at Meridiani Planum: Constraints on Ripple Migration and Accumulation of Meteorites
Matthew Golombek, JPL
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Insights from a Coastal Ocean Time Series—Biogenic and Lithogenic Sedimentation
Will Berelson, professor of Earth science, USC
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The North Mudd Retro-Commissioning Project
Matthew Berbee, energy LEED-EB manager, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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Friday, January 15, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Global Seismic Sensitivity: A full-wave Technique for Forward and Inverse Modeling
Tarje Nissen-Meyer, postdoctoral research associate in geosciences, Princeton University
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Small But Significant: Irregular Satellites and Main Belt Comets
David Jewitt, professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, and Institute for Geophysics and Space Physics, UCLA
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Fire Contributions to Contemporary Changes in the Global Carbon Cycle and Climate System
James Randerson, professor, Earth system science, UC Irvine
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Location to be announced
TNOs on HST, Lessons from the Archive
César Fuentes, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Smog in the Pearl River Delta
Zhihong Tan, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
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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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Monday, January 25, 2010
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths: A Survey of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Heather Knutson, research fellow in astronomy, UC Berkeley
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Interior Structure, Evolution and Mountains of Titan
Giuseppe Mitri, senior postdoctoral scholar in planetary science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Single Photon Detectors—from A to B (from Astronomy to Biology, and Beyond)
Daniel Prober, professor of applied physics and physics, Yale University
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Why Is Monsoon Onset Rapid?
Simona Bordoni, assistant professor of environmental science and engineering, Caltech
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Drinking Water Management in Korea
Dae Jung Kwon, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
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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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Friday, January 29, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 254
Spontaneous Tectonic Tremor Associated With The San Jacinto Fault, Southern California: Activity Pattern And Source Region
Gregor Hillers, postdoctoral scholar in geophysics, Caltech
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Monday, February 1, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Unexpected Photosynthetic Responses to Geologic Levels of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
A. Hope Jahren, professor of geochemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Close-in Extra-Solar Planets and Tide
Brian Jackson, NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Planetary Systems Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Low-Frequency Tropical Pacific Sea-Surface Temperature over the Past Millennium: Reconstruction and Error Estimates
Julien Emile-Geay, assistant professor of Earth sciences, USC
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Arctic sea ice retreat: Observations and Predictions
Ian Eisenman, postdoctoral scholar in environmental science and engineering, Caltech
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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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Friday, February 5, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Imaging Large Earthquake Ruptures within 30 Minutes from Origin Time
Alex Hutko, postdoctoral fellow, National Earthquake Information Center, USGS
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Monday, February 8, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Rotational Stability of Earth and Mars
Isamu Matsuyama, research fellow in Earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
LRO Diviner Radiometer Observations of the Lunar Polar Regions
David Paige, Professor of Earth and space sciences, Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Holocene Evolution of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation Phenomenon
Christopher Charles, professor, Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage: Creating a Sustainable Future
Sossina Haile, professor of materials science and chemical engineering, Caltech
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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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Friday, February 12, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
What Is the Sound of One Plate Subducting?
Dave Stegman, assistant professor of geodynamics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
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Monday, February 15, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Elastic Ice Shells of Synchronous Moons: Implications for Europa and Titan
Jonathan Mitchell, professor of Earth and space sciences, UCLA
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Topic to be announced.
David Lea, professor of paleochimatology, paleoceanography, geochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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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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Friday, February 19, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Energetics and Heat Budget of Earth’s Mantle Convection
Wei Leng, Center for Imaging the Earth's Interior, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Monday, February 22, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Trends in the Ocean Circulation: Facts and Fantasies
Carl Wunsch, professor of physical oceanography, MIT
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Internal Structure of Planum Boreum from MARSIS Data
Michelle Selvans, graduate student in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Isabella Velicogna, assistant professor of Earth system science, UC Irvine
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Location to be announced
A Cold Climate: The Challenge of Communication the Climate Change Story in a Declining Media Environment
Usha McFarling, communications director, Resnick Institute for Science of Energy, Caltech
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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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Monday, March 1, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Lessons Learned from the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake
Peter Shearer, professor of geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
5:15 pm - 
6:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Monitoring Future Climate Treaties
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Short and Long-term Climatic Impacts on Water Circulation in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Jason Antenucci, associate professor and deputy director, Center for Water Research, University of Western Australia
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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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Friday, March 5, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 254
Ground Motion Simulations of Scenario Earthquake Ruptures of the Hayward Fault
Brad Aagaard, research geophysicist, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park
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Monday, March 8, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Mineralogic Co-evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres
Robert M. Hazen, Professor of Earth Science, George Mason University
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Oort Cloud Formation—The Role of the Sun's Birth Cluster
Hal Levison, Space Studies Department, Southwest Research Institute
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Climate Change Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycling in a Temperate Estuary
Robinson Fulweiler, assistant professor of marine geochemistry, Boston University
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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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Friday, March 12, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 254
Recent Research and Developments in Earthquake Early Warning
Maren Boese, postdoctoral scholar in geophysics, Caltech
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
Candice Hansen, JPL
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Seismology of the Sun and Stars
Laurent Gizon, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Past 30,000 Years on the Southern Chile Margin: Ventilation, Productivity and Weathering
Zanna Chase, assistant professor of chemical oceanography, Oregon State University
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Drift, Jump, Mix: Jet-Topography Interactions in the Southern Ocean
Andrew F. Thompson, NERC postdoctoral fellow in applied mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Cambridge
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