Department Colloquia

2017 Apr 03

EPS Agassiz Colloquium

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Haller Hall (Geological Museum, room 102)

Speaker: Professor Sean D. Willett from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

Title: "The Dynamics and Patterns of River Channel Networks"

Abstract: The planform geometry of river channel networks has long been regarded as a potential tool for inferring tectonic deformation, uplift history, or the signature of climate change. However, in practice, simple interpretation or models have produced ambiguous results. Some studies demonstrate that rivers are passive markers… Read more about EPS Agassiz Colloquium

2017 Mar 06

Department Colloquium Series



Haller Hall (Geological Museum, room 102)

Speaker: William Young (Scripps Institution of Oceanography , UC San Diego)

Title: “Long-range propagation of ocean swell”

Abstract: The global propagation of ocean surface waves is a happy example in which a linear theory (almost) explains ocean observations. I’ll review the history of this problem, starting with early  work on wave prediction in World War II. The most conspicuous failure in the classic work  is  that  wave sources inferred by great-… Read more about Department Colloquium Series