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2017 Apr 07

Seminar: Forearc Basins – evaluating the interplay between critical wedge deformation and sedimentation

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Geo Museum Room 204, 24 Oxford St.

Speaker: Prof. Sean Willett, Department of Earth Science's Institute of Geology at ETH Zurich

Forearc basins develop on nearly every active margin and are linked to the tectonic deformation of the margin, but otherwise have no general genetic mechanism. Numerical and analytical models of accretionary wedge deformation can be used to demonstrate how deformation is affected by sedimentation and how feedback between gravitational stresses and deformation can help explain the diversity of forearc basin styles, sizes, and stratigraphic architectures. I summarize past and recent work with… Read more about Seminar: Forearc Basins – evaluating the interplay between critical wedge deformation and sedimentation

2017 Apr 05

Workshop: Global Chi Mapping of River Networks

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor, 20 Oxford St.

Workshop led by: Prof. Sean Willett, Department of Earth Science's Institute of Geology at ETH Zurich

Presentation of methodology for calculating and interpreting the chi structure (Willett et al., Science, 2014) of river networks in order to interpret patterns and dynamics of reorganization in response to tectonic forcing. Examples will be shown, but suggestions will be taken from the participants as to other regions of interest. Sean can take suggestions by email and produce maps prior to the workshop, or give instruction to participants as to how to do this. We can then make an… Read more about Workshop: Global Chi Mapping of River Networks

2017 Apr 04

Seminar: Taiwan, A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Coupled Tectonics, Climate and Erosion

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor, 20 Oxford St.

Speaker: Prof. Sean Willett, Department of Earth Science's Institute of Geology at ETH Zurich

A summary of historic and recent work on the tectonics, erosion, and landscape evolution of this classic arc-continent collision will be presented. Extensive thermochronometry studies give a detailed picture of the collision-related exhumation rates and patterns and to this we can now add cosmogenic isotope studies of the Holocene erosion rates in order to test models of steady or transient exhumation.

Breakfast will be provided.

This seminar is part of the… Read more about Seminar: Taiwan, A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Coupled Tectonics, Climate and Erosion

2017 May 05

EPS Day

3:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor

Come celebrate the end of the semester! This year we will be celebrating EPS Day and the end of term on Cinco de Mayo. We will begin with grad student entertainment at 3pm. Food, drinks and liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served at 4pm, followed by more fun and frivolity. All EPS affiliates are welcome.

 

2017 Feb 15

Solid Earth Physics Seminar

1:45pm to 3:15pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor, 20 Oxford St.

Complex Spatiotemporal Evolution of Seismicity and Source Parameters of the 2008 Mw 4.9 Mogul Earthquake Swarm in Reno, Nevada

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Speaker: Christine J. Ruhl, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

 

2017 Jan 25

Solid Earth Physics Seminar

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Geo Museum Room 310, 24 Oxford St. (former Center for the Environment space)

Estimating the Locations of Past and Future Large Earthquake Ruptures in California using Recent M≥4 Events

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Speaker: John E. Ebel, Weston Observatory,  Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College

 

2017 Jan 18

Solid Earth Physics Seminar

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor, 20 Oxford St.

Watching a Volcano as It Stirs

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Speaker: Paul Okubo, United States Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

 

2017 Jan 18

Training for First-Time TFs and TAs

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Geo Museum Room 103a, 24 Oxford St.

Required training for all first-time teaching fellows and assistants in EPS. All other spring TFs/TAs are welcome to attend.

2017 Jan 26

Spring Term TF/TA Lunch

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge, Hoffman 4th floor

All spring term TFs and TAs in EPS or EPS-taught courses are welcome to attend this lunch with the EPS Preceptors, Esther James and Annika Quick.  Come learn about Preceptor support, department and university resources, and requirements/recommendations for you in your role as TF or TA.

2016 Sep 28

Sustainability Pizza Lunch Meeting

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Faculty Lounge

Joint EPS-FAS Green Program Sustainability Lunch.  Open to all members of the EPS community.  This lunch will feature viewing and discussion of several environmentally-themed  TED talks.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.