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Monday, October 1
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
South Mudd 365
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The surface environments and geological processes of Jupiter’s galilean satellites
  • Katherine de Kleer, Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Science, Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, October 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Europa’s Geology: Insights from Mapping at the Global to Local Scale
  • Erin Leonard, Ph.D. Candidate, Planetary Geology, UCLA,
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Wednesday, October 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Bringing ecosystem science and remote sensing “down to earth” for environmental and land-use decision-making in drylands from Africa to California
  • Marc Mayes, Research Geoscientist, Earth Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara,
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Thursday, October 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Taphonomic studies of fossil preservation in siliciclastic sediments
  • Sharon Newman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Monday, October 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geology of Candidate Landing Sites for the Mars-2020 Rover Mission: Issues in Site Selection
  • Bethany Ehlmann, Professor of Planetary Science; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Scientist, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, October 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Power of Convection
  • Stuart Bartlett, Postdoc, Planetary Science , Caltech,
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Wednesday, October 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Carbon-water coupling: processes, model uncertainties and observational constraints
  • Pierre Gentine, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University,
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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Thursday, October 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Small Molecules to Particles - Do Interfaces Promote New Particle Formation over Remote Oceans?
  • Rainer Volkamer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Landscape evolution and the critical zone in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico
  • Emma Harrison, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
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Monday, October 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Linking the geologic and genomic records: Characterization of lipid fossils in extant microbes
  • Paula V. Welander, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Characterizing the thermal infrared emission properties of asteroid regolith by replicating the airless space environment in the laboratory
  • Michael Bramble, Planetary Scientist & PhD Candidate, Planetary Geoscience, Brown University,
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Tuesday, October 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Title TBD
  • Adam Showman, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Characterizing the thermal infrared emission properties of asteroid regolith by replicating the airless space environment in the laboratory
  • Michael Bramble, Planetary Scientist & PhD Candidate, Planetary Geoscience, Brown University ,
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Wednesday, October 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Light absorption by atmospheric particles: using field and lab studies to understand linkages between sources, chemical processing and impacts
  • Christopher Cappa, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis,
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Thursday, October 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Mean ocean temperature reconstruction during the last two terminations: puzzles and insights into glacial-interglacial ocean circulation changes
  • Sarah Shackleton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
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Monday, October 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
How big data and artificial intelligence are transforming seismology
  • Zachary E. Ross, Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics, Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Wednesday, October 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar
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Thursday, October 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Water Isotopes: Windows into Earth's Past, Present, and Future Atmosphere
  • Sylvia Dee, Assistant Professor, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Rice University,
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Monday, October 29
8:50 am - 12:30 pm
South Mudd 365
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Chemically caving into climate: Desert, permafrost, and monsoon
  • Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Climate and Palaeoenvironment, University of Oxford,
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Tuesday, October 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Origin of the Moon Within a Terrestrial Synestia
  • Simon Lock, Postdoc, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, October 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Mapping Particulate Air Pollution from Space
  • David Diner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, November 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Distributed deformation within an accretionary wedge as a possible slow earthquake mechanism
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Monday, November 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Formation of the lunar fossil bulges and its implication for the early Earth and Moon
  • Shijie Zhong, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder,
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Tuesday, November 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Saturn's Interior Rotation from Cassini Ring Seismology
  • Chris Mankovich, PhD Candidate, Astronomy & Astrophysics Department, UC Santa Cruz,
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Wednesday, November 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
JPL
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Contrasting the Hydrological Cycle in Past and Future Warm Climates - with Implications for Ocean Overturning Circulation
  • Natalie J Burls, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, George Mason University,
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Thursday, November 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Anoxia, Extinction, and the Carbon Cycle: Insights from Uranium Isotopes
  • Kimberly Lau, Agouron Geobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside,
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Monday, November 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Radar observations of polar regions of Mars and the search for liquid water
  • Jeffery Plaut, Senior Research Scientist and Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Tuesday, November 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
"The Paradigm Shift Toward in Situ Hot Jupiter Formation" & "The Hazards of Few-Pixel Mineral Detections; or, How We Accidentally Found a New CRISM Data Artefact"
  • Elizabeth Bailey, Graduate Student , Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Ellen Leask, Graduate Student , Graduate Student , Graduate Student ,
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Field measurements of OH and other radicals in the atmosphere and comparison with models
  • Dwayne Heard, Professor, Chemistry, University of Leeds,
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Thursday, November 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Biogeochemical change associated with the end-Triassic extinction
  • Joyce Yager,
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Monday, November 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
An Earth System Model perspective on the future of the global marine fishery
  • Daniele Bianchi, Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,
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Wednesday, November 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar
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Monday, November 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Icy ocean world interiors: techniques and implications
  • Doug Hemingway, Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science,
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Tuesday, November 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Magnetic Anomalies and the Color of the Moon—Insights from Lunar Swirls
  • Doug Hemmingway, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington,
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Wednesday, November 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • TBD,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, November 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Isotopic evidence of natural gas at equilibrium in petroleum fields and implications for natural gas formation
  • Nithya Thiagarajan, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Monday, December 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Understanding the Spectrum of Slow Earthquakes
  • Jessica D. Hawthorne, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford,
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Tuesday, December 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Solar System at thermal wavelengths: an insight into planetary processes
  • Arielle Moulet, Assistant Scientist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
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Wednesday, December 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar - resumes January 9, 2019
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Thursday, December 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sulfur systematics illuminate the elusive record magma redox evolution
  • Rita Economos, Assistant Professor, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University ,
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