Spring 2012

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


April 3, 2012
Hosts: Williams/Harden
The changing environment of Santa Cruz: Reflections on the past, some projections for the future
Gary B. Griggs, UCSC

April 17, 2012
Host: Finnegan
What determines the size of large volcanic eruptions?
Leif Karlstrom, Stanford University

May 1, 2012
The anomalous coastline: New Brighton to Moss Landing-Why has there been no wave erosion of the sea cliff in the past 160+ years?
Gerald E. Weber, UCSC


May 15, 2012
Hosts: Clapham/Karr
Is climate change and ocean acidification increasing the cost of living in ocean ecosystems?
Jim Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

May 29, 2012
Host: Finnegan
Groundwater sapping, waterfall erosion and the formation of bedrock canyons on Earth and Mars
Michael P. Lamb, California Institute of Technology

April 10, 2012
Host: Clapham
Biogeochemistry of toxic oceans: The End-Permian mass extinction
Katja Meyer, Stanford University


April 24, 2012
Hosts: Brodsky/Walter
Seismology using virtual earthquakes
Greg Beroza, Stanford University


May 8, 2012
Hosts: Zachos/Penman
The fingerprint of geologic carbon on Pleistocene glacial/interglacial atmospheric pCO2 cycles
Lowell D. Stott, University of Southern California

May 22, 2012
Hosts: Tulaczyk/Beem
The greening of glaciers and ice sheets-microbial processes on ice
Martyn Tranter, University of Bristol (UK)



June 5, 2012
Hosts: Paytan/Harrison
The Chicxulub impact crater and its influence of northern Yucatan hydrogeology
Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra, UCSC