Fall 2009

Tuesday Afternoons at 4:00 PM
Natural Sciences Annex, Room 101

October 6, 2009
Hosts: Finnegan/Perkins
Constructing crust along a super-fast spreading ridge: are pillow basalts required for seismic Layer 2a?
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College

October 27, 2009
Hosts: Brodsky/Savage
Is the Earth Lazy?: A Work Minimization Investigation of Fault Evolution
Michele Cooke, University of Massachusetts

November 3, 2009
Hosts: Finnegan/Perkins
Desert flash flood hydrology and erosion in an intensely monitored field laboratory in southeastern Arizona
Steve De Long, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

November 17, 2009
Hosts: Koch/Wheatley
Disappearing Sea Ice - a Bipolar Concern Sharon Stammerjohn, UC Santa Cruz

December 1, 2009
Hosts: Chuang/Rossiter
The satellite view of the global aerosol and cloud system
Lorraine Remer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

October 13, 2009
Hosts: Finnegan/Daniels
Extracting information about tsunamis from the geologic record
Bruce Jaffe, USGS, Santa Cruz

October 29, 2009
Hosts: Silver/McKeown
Aqueous Processes on Mars: What we have Learned from Spectroscopy
Janice Bishop, SETI Institute & NASA Ames

November 10, 2009
Hosts: Finnegan/Perkins
Rock resistance to fluvial erosion: from Earth to Titan and back again
Leonard Sklar, SFSU

November 24, 2009
Hosts: Clapham/Avants
Macroecological determinants of extinction risk in the marine fossil record
Seth Finnegan, Stanford University