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2015-2016 Seminar Series

Fall 2015 seminars

September 25 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium

October 2 - Stephen Meyers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Climate “Noise” and the Cryosphere: New Constraints on the Evolution of Ice Sheets during the Cenozoic

October 9 - Rebecca Fischer, Smithsonian Institute
Earth's accretion, core formation, and core composition

October 16 - Umakant Mishra, Argonne National Laboratory
Quantifying climatic and anthropogenic impacts on soil organic carbon

October 23 - Linda Warren, Saint Louis University
Mapping Faults in Subducting Slabs: Implications for Deep Earthquake Mechanics

*** Thursday, October 29 - James Zachos, University of California Santa-Cruz
Greenhouse Warming and Intensification of the Hydrologic Cycle During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

November 6 - Suzan van der Lee, Northwestern University
Seismology From the Oceans

November 13 - Malte Jansen, University of Chicago
The Turbulent Circulation of a Snowball Earth Ocean

November 20 - Jennifer Druhan, University of Illinois
Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater

Winter 2016 seminars

January 8 - Elizabeth Swanner, Iowa State University
The Role of Ferrous Iron in Oxidation of Earth's Atmospheres and Ocean

January 15 - Matthew Jungers, Washington and Lee University
Post-Tectonic Landscape Evolution of Southeastern Arizona's Basin and Range

January 22 - Roger Buck, Columbia University
Normal Faulting and Tsunami Generation During Great Megathrust Earthquakes: Are They Linked by a Reduction in the Dip of the Subducting Slab?

January 29 -Jessica Conroy, University of Illinois
Climate signals in stable water isotopologues across the tropical Pacific

February 5 - Margarete Jadamec, University of Houston
Flat Slab Subduction and the Tectonic Motion of Southern Alaska

February 12 - NO SEMINAR

February 19 - Justin Mankin, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Identifying human impacts of climate change in the context of climate uncertainty

February 26 - Barbara Radovich, Dynamic Upstream E&P Consultants
Highlights of Mega-Regional Structure and Stratigraphy of the Gulf of Mexico; Over 15 Years of Long-Offset Seismic Data That Extend From Onshore Shelf Margins, into Ultra-Deep Water, to Mexico.

March 4 - Timothy Filley, Purdue University and Northwestern University
The Anthropocene proliferation of woody plants into drylands: a soil organic matter perspective

Spring 2016 seminars

April 1 - Mark Petersen, United States Geological Survey
Consideration of induced and natural earthquakes in the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps

April 8 - Andrew Newman, Georgia Tech
Slip, Sliding Away: Unlocking Controls on Earthquake Behavior Along the Subduction Megathrust

April 15 - Stefany Sit, University of Illinois at Chicago
Slow Motion Earthquakes - A Window into How Faults Slip

April 22 - Christopher Scotese, University of Texas at Arlington and PALEOMAP
Plate Tectonic Evolution  of the Continents and Ocean Basins Since the Neoproterozoic

NOON April 29 (Location: Tech LR5) - Dan Cziczo, MIT
The Importance of Ice Nucleation : From the Earth to Mars

April 29 - Steven Jacobsen, Northwestern University
How deep into the Earth does our carbon and water cycle go?

May 6 - Robert Criss, Washington University in St. Louis
River Management and Repeated Flooding: The Lesson of the Record Flood of Dec-Jan, 2015-6

MONDAY May 9 - Jenny McElwain, University College Dublin
An assessment of biological proxies of atmospheric CO2 and the importance of biosphere feedbacks on earth system processes

May 13 - Graham Pearson, University of Alberta
Diamonds, water and the deep recycling of Earth's volatiles

May 20 - William Barnhart, University of Iowa
Misbehaving Faults: Unraveling Unexpected Fault Slip Behavior with Geodetic Imaging

May 27 - Scott Phillips, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Treaty Monitoring Using Seismology With Focus on Amplitude Models